DOUGLAS TO BATTLE MICHEL SORO; PLUS UNDEFEATED FIGHTERS JERRY ODOM – VILIER QUINOEZ, CECIL MCCALLA – OSCAR GODOY PLUS WANZELL ELLISON – TONY LUIS
Nutley, NJ (July 11, 2014)–On Friday night, July 25th, GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions will present a special night of boxing that will take place at the Turning Stone Resort Casino and be broadcast live on Showtime’s acclaimed series, Sho Box: The New Generation.
This anniversary special broadcast will be the 200th Episode of Sho Box and will begin at 10 PM ET.
The event is sponsored by Modells Sporting Goods.
In the main event, Antoine “Action” Douglas (14-0, 9 KO’s) and former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1, 13 KO’s) will square in a Middleweight fight scheduled for 10 rounds that will be for the WBA International title.
Three other eight-round bouts will make the broadcast as Super Middleweights Jerry Odom (11-0, 10 KO’s) takes on Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KO’s) for the WBC Fecarbox Super Middleweight title. Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KO’s) fights Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KO’s) in a Welterweight bout plus Lightweight Wanzell Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KO’s) boxes Tony Luis (17-2, 7 KO’s)
The combined record of the 8 fighters is a staggering 115-5-1 with 61 knockouts.
Douglas of Burke, Virginia has been one of the most talked about Middleweight prospects in the United States. The 21-year old has quality wins over undefeated Colby Courter (4-0) and Marquis Davis (8-0-2). In his last bout, Douglas was impressive in scoring a sensational 2nd round stoppage over former world title challenger Luca Messi (37-9-1) on April 4 in Parsippany, New Jersey.
The win over Davis was also televised on Sho Box.
Soro of Villeurbanne, France has an impressive record of 23-1 with 13 knockouts and will be making his American debut.
He won his first eighteen bouts including a win over David Makaradze for the WBO European Jr. Middleweight title.
That win set Soro up for a shot at WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov.
Soro fought a great a fight and dropped Baysangurov in the 2nd round but the champion retained his belt in a close decision.
Soro has won five fights in a row which includes a win over Kris Carslaw (17-3) for the WBO European Jr. Middleweight title. He defended the title twice and in his last bout he scored a 5th round stoppage over Alexey Ribchev on June 7.
Odom of Bowie, Maryland has a record of 11-0 with 10 knockouts. 8 of those knockouts have come in the 1st round.
The 21 year-old Odom turned pro in 2012 and this will be his 12th fight in 20 months. He is coming off a 4-round unanimous decision over Edgar Perez on April 26.
Quinonez of Miami, Florida via Cuba has a record of 8-0 with 5 knockouts.
The 29 year-old turned pro in 2010 with a 1st round stoppage over Abdellah Smith. He also has a Eliseo Durazo (4-1). In his last bout, he stopped Edgar Perez in the 1st round on May 1.
McCalla has a perfect record of 18-0 with 6 knockouts. The 29 year-old native of Randallstown, Maryland turned pro in 2008 with a 4-round unanimous decision over Ivan Ziglar (1-0-1).
He also has wins over undefeated Antonio Walls (2-0) and Gary Lynch (4-0). In his last bout, McCalla scored a 6-round unanimous decision over Antonio Chaves Fernandez on April 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino..
Godoy of Watsonville, California is a tough and durable fighter who has several solid wins over the likes of Roberto Crespo (4-1), Richard Hargraves (3-0-1), Ricky Duenas (12-2) and his last bout when he scored a 6-round majority decision over Victor Fonseca (8-2-1) on March 14 in Tustin, California.
Ellison of Newark, New Jersey has a record of 11-0-1 with 5 knockouts.
The 25-year old turned pro in 2009 and is coming off a 6-round split decision over previously undefeated Iain Weaver on April 4 in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Luis of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada is known for his exciting style.
The 26-year old won his first 15 bouts with wins over solid veterans Adrian Valdez, Adrian Verdugo (13-1-1) and Aldo Valtierra.
He captured the WBC Continental Americas Jr. Welterweight title with a 1st round stoppage over Alejandro Barrera. He racked up two more wins before his 1st setback to Jose Hernandez.
Two more wins set up a fight with undefeated prospect Ivan Redkach. Luis fought a tough fight before dropping a 10-round unanimous decision on January 17.