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Hugo Centeno Jr

Hugo Centeno beats Ibarra, Santana upsets Gomez

Since its inception in July 2001, ShoBox: The New Generation has produced 54 world champions, an average of more than one every four telecasts. The critically acclaimed, prospect-orientated series is also a testing ground for undefeated fighters, who frequently are matched against their toughest foes to date. Friday on SHOWTIME® from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., two more previously unbeaten fighters lost, bringing to 120 the number of boxers who suffered their first defeats on ShoBox.

Promising middleweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (21-0, 11 KOs), 23, of Oxnard, Calif., kept his “O” intact, having his way en route to a lopsided 10-round decision over late-substitute Gerardo Ibarra (14-1, 8 KOs), of Houston. Previously undefeated Eddie “E Boy” Gomez (16-1, 10 KOs), of Bronx, N.Y., wasn’t so fortunate, losing an upset 10-round decision to surging Francisco “Chia” Santana (20-3-1, 7 KOs), of Santa Barbara, Calif., who won his eighth consecutive fight in a crowd-pleasing co-feature. Continue reading

Centeno Jr, Ibarra, Gomez, Santana quotes and weights

INDIO, Calif. (June 5, 2014) – Undefeated middleweight prospect Hugo Centeno, Jr. weighed in at 160.4 pounds and fellow unbeaten Gerardo Ibarra tipped the scales at 162 pounds during Thursday’s official weigh-in for their 10-round main event showdown tomorrow/Friday, June 6 on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Undefeated welterweight prospect Eddie Gomez measured 149 pounds and streaking Francisco Santana weighed-in at 148.2 pounds for their 10-round ShoBox co-feature bout from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

The 23-year-old Centeno Jr. (20-0, 11 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., is returning to ShoBox for the first time since a dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over KeAndre Leatherwood in March of 2013. Now under the tutelage of Eric Brown, trainer of WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter Quillin and former world champion and SHOWTIME analyst Paulie Malignaggi, Centeno Jr. is aiming to take the leap from prospect to contender. Continue reading

Peter Quillin & Former Champion/Showtime Analyst Paulie Malignaggi On Undefeated Prospect Hugo Centeno, Jr.

Undefeated middleweight prospect Hugo Centeno Jr., faces unbeaten, late-replacement Gerardo Ibarra this Friday, June 6, in the ShoBox: The New Generation (10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®) main event, but he’s already received the stamp of approval from stablemates Peter Quillin and Paulie Malignaggi.
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Dolton Injured; Centeno To Face Ibarra In June 6 ShoBox Main Event

INDIO, Calif., (May 30, 2014) – Undefeated Domonique Dolton suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from his fight with Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. next Friday, June 6, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Undefeated Houston, Texas’ Gerardo Ibarra to take Dolton’s place. Continue reading

Hugo Centeno Jr. Is Set For A Showdown Against Domonique Dolton At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino On Friday, June 6

The acclaimed SHOWTIME Sports series ShoBox: The New Generation returns on Friday, June 6, with what promises to be a thrilling doubleheader featuring the top young talent for which the series is known. Televised live on SHOWTIME from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., the 10-round main event will feature undefeated California middleweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. against fellow unbeaten Domonique “3D” Dolton of Detroit. Continue reading

Kavanagh, Breazeale & Washington to take part in undercard action at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on March 8

LOS ANGELES, March 8 – The intriguing March 8 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. featuring the junior middleweight showdown between unbeaten Hugo Centeno Jr. (17-0, 9 KO’s) and KeAndrae Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KO’s) and the junior lightweight match pitting Puerto Rican power puncher Braulio Santos (9-0, 8 KO’s) against Los Angeles’ Kevin Hoskins (7-1, 5 KO’s) will be preceded by a full slate of undercard action that features rising stars including undefeated lightweight prospect Jamie Kavanagh, 2012 United States Olympian Dominic Breazeale and local heavyweight favorite Gerald Washington. Continue reading

Hugo Centeno Jr. Hopes to Keep Impressive Run Going Friday On ShoBox

NEW YORK (March 6, 2013) – Promising undefeated junior middleweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (17-0, 9 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., will make his 10-round debut when he meets KeAndrae “Lightning” Leatherwood (17-2, 10 KO’s), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in the main event this Friday, March 8, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, Calif. Continue reading

Hugo Centeno Jr. and Keandre Leatherwood March 8 on ShoBox

LOS ANGELES, February 21 – An important fight featuring top 154-pound prospects will land at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on Friday, March 8 when
ShoBox: The New Generation showcases a clash between Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. and Keandre “Lightning” Leatherwood with both rising stars hoping to make a statement in their quest to become future world champions. Continue reading