BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Jan. 22) – With just over a week until their super welterweight bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY which will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, undefeated rising stars Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez and Daquan “King” Arnett took time out of training to discuss their upcoming matchup, their Super Bowl predictions and much more.
As the co-main event of the evening on Thursday, Jan. 30, Gomez and Arnett will meet immediately preceding the WBA International Welterweight title bout between former world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo. Gomez and Arnett will meet for a second time, the first being an amateur bout when the two were nearly 12-years-old. Now as professionals, Gomez will showcase his talents for the fourth time at Barclays Center while Arnett prepares for what he calls the biggest fight of his career. Continue reading
by Charles R. Dorner, photo by Tom Casino / Showtime – Daquan Arnett(9-0-0 6KO)vs Brandon Quarles(9-0-1 2KO)
(INDIO, CALIFORNIA), 11 January 2012
Rd 1: Quarles starts the fight throwing the jab. Both fighters are starting off throwing a bunch of punches, but not landing anything too significant. Both fighters throwing crisp inside punches with Arnett seemingly getting the better of the beginning exchanges. Arnett keeping a steady body attack on Quarles. Quarles has Arnett on the ropes and lands a nice right uppercut. Quarles lands a few more uppercuts to close the round.
Rd 2: Quarles is keeping the fight on the inside. Quarles is landing some nice hooks and upper cuts with Arnett on the ropes. Quarles is the obvious aggressor as he has Arnett just lying and holding on the ropes. Arnett gets busy and throws a right to the body then to the head. Quarles has Arnett back on the ropes, with Arnett simply lying on the ropes. Arnett ends the round with a nice combination. Continue reading
As part of a Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME® that begins this Friday, Jan. 11, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 13, over 80 million households will be able to watch the fighters who will compete on a ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader Friday live on SHOWTIME (11:15 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Three of the boxers on the Jan. 11 ShoBox twin bill at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, Calif., are undefeated. The other has one loss. Combined, they are 59-1-1, but for all their success, you can’t beat the kind of exposure they’ll get during a Free Weekend Preview that offers the opportunity to sample the premium network’s award-winning programming on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME HD™, SHOWTIME On Demand® and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Continue reading