The six fighters who’ll compete this Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation made weight on Thursday for the live SHOWTIME tripleheader (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Omega Products Event Center in Corona.
Undefeated 2012 Olympic Games Bronze Medalist Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk (14-0, 9 KOs), of Los Angeles, will make his main event debut when he faces Jimmy Herrera (15-3-1, 8 KOs), of Chicago, Ill., in the 10-round featured attraction. Shelestyuk, a member of the vaunted 2012 Ukraine Olympic team, is ranked No. 9 by the WBO and No. 13 in the WBA. Herrera has defeated unbeaten prospects in four of last nine fights and is 8-1-1 overall since July 2012.