New York/St. Charles, Mo. (October 11, 2012) – Tomorrow night former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (30-4-1, 18KO’s) will step back into the ring and continue on his comeback trail as he takes on Raul Munoz (21-15-1, 16KO’s) in a 10-round middleweight bout. Highlights of the bout will be aired on ShoBox: The New Generation. In the ShoBox main event blue-chip prospect Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (10-0, 6KO’s) looks to keep his unblemished record intact when he takes on Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (7-3-1, 1KO) in an eight-round lightweight matchup.
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. The event is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions SHOWTIME® will begin live coverage at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
“I feel great. Physically and mentally I feel I am on the top of my game,” said Taylor.
“I am ready to go out there and make a statement. I want to show the world that I am ready for the best that the middleweight division has to offer. I fully expect to be fighting for a world title belt sometime early next year.”
The bout on Friday will be Taylor’s third consecutive fight on the SHOWTIME® network since returning to the ring in December of last year. Taylor went on a two-year hiatus from the ring following his early departure from the coveted Super Six Tournament in the super middleweight division. Continue reading