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Jose “Sniper” Pedraza

Pedraza vs. Farmer on Friday; WBC News

New York/St. Charles, Mo. (October 8, 2012) – Allan Benitez has suffered an injury to his elbow in training that has forced him to pull out of his main event bout this Friday, October 12, on ShoBox: The New Generation against blue-chip prospect Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (10-0, 6KO’s). Stepping into replace Benitez in the eight-round lightweight match-up is Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (7-3-1, 1KO). The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions and will take place at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, MO.

In the televised co-feature, undefeated up-and-coming prospects Jonathan Cepeda (12-0, 11KO’s) and Lamar Russ (10-0, 6KO’s) will square off in an eight-round middleweight bout. SHOWTIME® will begin live coverage at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading