Antoine Douglas and Michel Soro fought to a majority draw (96-94 Soro, 95-95 twice) in a bout that was a tale of two halves in the main event of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® from Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, Calif.
The undefeated Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) dominated the first half of the fight, controlling the action with a plethora of jabs against the vastly experienced former world title challenger. A rip in Soro’s gloves caused a halt in the bout midway through the fourth, but it was more of the same once the bout restarted with Douglas controlling the action.
Soro (23-1-1, 13 KOs) had a solid sixth that gave him a bit more confidence, but as he took more risks it allowed Douglas to land his power shots. A right hand followed by an onslaught of punches from Soro had Douglas dazed in the seventh, but the Frenchman stepped off the gas and allowed Douglas to escape the round. Douglas was still struggling as he entered the ninth for the first time in his career and stayed in survival mode for the remainder of the fight. Continue reading
VERONA, N.Y. (July 24, 2014) – Undefeated middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas weighed in at 155 ½ pounds and once-beaten, former world title challenger Michel Soro tipped the scales at the contracted weight of 157 pounds during Thursday’s official weigh-in for Friday’s landmark telecast of ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading
Modell’s Sporting Goods, America’s oldest, family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, athletic footwear, active apparel and fan gear, is graciously serving as a sponsor of the landmark quadrupleheader of world-class professional boxing to celebrate the 200th episode of “SHOBOX: The New Generation,” this Friday, July 25, at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York. Continue reading
NEW YORK (July 21, 2014) – SHOWTIME Sports® will celebrate its upcoming milestone 200th edition of ShoBox: The New Generation with a four-fight telecast filled with tough matchups for promising prospects this Friday, July 25, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading
Canelo vs. Lara, Lopez vs. Vargas & The Premiere Of ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara Epilogue Premieres Saturday on SHOWTIME
NEW YORK (July 18, 2014) – Last Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV® event headlined by Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara will premiere on SHOWTIME this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, immediately followed by the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara Epilogue.
The SHOWTIME premiere of Canelo vs. Lara will also include last Saturday’s thrilling showdown between Juan Manuel Lopez and Francisco Vargas, which featured a Round of the Year candidate. Continue reading
Eleven-time world champion Floyd Mayweather and former welterweight titlist Marcos Maidana held their fifth and final announcement press conference in Pershing Square in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday to formally discuss their highly anticipated rematch taking place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Thursday’s press event in Los Angeles concluded a whirlwind five-city, open-to-the-public promotional tour that saw the fighters visit the boxing hotbeds of New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Antonio.
With Mayweather speaking at the podium, a member of Maidana’s team was throwing t-shirts into the pro-Argentine crowd in an attempt to take the attention away from Mayweather. Numerous Argentinian flags waved in the air on a picture perfect afternoon that also happened to be Maidana’s 31st birthday. Continue reading
SHOWTIME® Sports will offer a live stream on Thursday from Los Angeles for the final stop of the cross-country promotional tour to announce the rematch between 11-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and former welterweight titlist Marcos “El Chino” Maidana taking place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®. Continue reading
Landmark 200th ShoBox Telecast Features Quadruple Header Filled With Significant Tests For Top Prospects
NEW YORK (July 16, 2014) – ShoBox: The New Generation will celebrate its 200th telecast on Friday, July 25 the same way it started 13 years ago: matching highly regarded prospects in what could be the toughest fights of their careers. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME®) CHICAGO (July 15, 2014) – The “MAYHEM” that is the Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana cross-country promotional press tour took center stage in Chicago on Tuesday as both fighters resorted to creative tactics to get under their opponent’s skin as they announce their Sept. 13 rematch taking place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Eleven-time world champion Mayweather refused to sit down as Maidana and his trainer, Robert Garcia, took their turn at the podium. Instead, he signed autographs for fans, taunted Garcia and chanted his signature line: “Hard work, dedication.” Continue reading
NEW YORK (July 14, 2014) – Eleven-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and former welterweight titlist Marcos “El Chino” Maidana held an announcement press conference in Times Square on Monday to formally announce their highly anticipated rematch taking place Saturday, Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Monday’s press conference kicked off a five-city, open-to-the-public promotional tour that will see the fighters visit the boxing hotbeds of Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Antonio and Los Angeles.
“I don’t need to change my style. The guy who got the loss needs to change his style,” said Mayweather. Continue reading