Earlier today, legendary former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Stephen
Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports, Chris
Middendorf, Iron Mike Productions VP of Boxing Operations, and undefeated
welterweight and war veteran Sammy Vasquez Jr., participated in a conference call
to discuss Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions’ tripleheaderon Friday, April 18, on
ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10:45 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on
the West Coast) from the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa.
Vasquez (13-0, 9 KOs), of Monesson, Pa., will meet Juan Rodriguez, Jr. (11-0, 5 KOs), of Union City, N.J., in a battle of unbeatens in an eight-rounder that will open the ShoBox telecast.
In other action: heavy-hitting Cuban Alexei “The Hurricane” Collado (18-0, 16 KOs), of Miami, Fla., vs. “Lightning” Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KOs), of Bunola, Pa., 10 rounds, lightweights; and Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (14-0, 8 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., by way of the Dominican Republic, vs. Emmanuel Lartey (15-1-1, 7 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y., 8 rounds, welterweights.