Karl James Noons was the only man to be the EliteXC Lightweight champion. He had been out of the cage for a while due to legal disputes over his contract. Like the rest of the fighters on the roster of the doomed promotion, Noons is now forced to find alternative income streams.

Karl James Noons will officially make his return to boxing when he faces Alejandro Bogarin at the Expo Center in El Monte, California, on Thursday, November 13.

KJ has not competed in a boxing match in well over a year. When he signed with ProElite - it was understood he would pursue dual careers in mixed martial arts and boxing. The sweet science was force to take a back seat after his shock victory over Nick Diaz to take the EliteXC Lightweight belt.

Noons hold a 7-1 pro boxing record. In the long term - a return to MMA may be irresistible - with a rematch against Nick Diaz a potentially lucrative option.