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Taylor vs. Munoz

Taylor defeats Munoz; Pedraza stops Farmer; Russ destroys Cepeda

ST. CHARLES, MO. (Oct. 12, 2012) – Unbeaten lightweight Jose Pedraza (11-0, 7 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, dominated late replacement Tevin Farmer (7-4-1, 1 KO), of Philadelphia, Penn., en route to an eighth round TKO in the main event Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME®.

Pedraza, who many regard as the best prospect to come out of Puerto Rico since Miguel Cotto, began the night cautiously, using the first round to feel out his opponent and get comfortable in the ring. However, by the middle of the second round Jose found his rhythm and took control of the fight. In the third round, Pedraza enforced his will with an onslaught of punches lasting for most of the last minute of the round. Farmer, never quite recovering, was still a game opponent and continued to show his heart through Pedraza’s domination. Continue reading

Jermain Taylor vs. Raul Munoz this Friday on ShoBox

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