Nutley, NJ (July 19, 2014)–Undefeated Jr. Lightweight Wanzell Ellison will be moving up in weight to take on Tony Luis (17-2, 7 KO’s) as part of a televised quadrupleheader next Friday night at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York in a bout that will be televised live on Sho Box: The New Generation.
The show is promoted by GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions and is sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods.
The special telecast will be the 200th anniversary show
Ellison of Newark, New Jersey will risk his undefeated mark that reads 11-0-1 with five knockouts. Not only will be Ellison be moving up in weight but he will be making his national television debut against an opponent that he does not know much about.
“All I know he is from Canada,” said Ellison. “He had a good amateur career but I don’t care to watch much tape. I am ready, in shape, comfortable and confident.”
Ellison is looking forward to being able to showcase his talents in front of a national television audience.
“I am excited about being on television. The world will be to see who I am but I am calm and composed and in the fight I know I have to take my time.”
Ellison was very eager for the opportunity that he moved up in weight but he says this maybe only a one-time thing as a Lightweight.
“I am just fighting at 135 lbs. for this fight. It is not a big deal for me as I spar bigger guys anyway.”
Ellison is not concerned that Luis has faced tough competition as the 25-year old believes in his own skills.
“I have to go in there and I can adjust to anything he shows. I have a lot of amateur fights and I know I am in shape. I have been boxing since I was 11-years old, so this is nothing new to me. I am going to show the world something spectacular.”
Not known as a huge puncher, Ellison is very confident that he can get Luis out before the final bell.
“I am not looking for the knockout but I am predicting one. It will come naturally because I am not looking for it.”, finished Ellison.
The card is packed top to bottom as in the main event, undefeated Antoine Douglas (14-0, 9 KO’s) of Burke, VA will take on former world title challenger Michele Soro (23-1, 13 KO’s) of France in a 10-round fight for the WBA International title.
Jerry Odom (11-0, 10 KO’s) of Bowie, MD battle Vilier Quinoez (8-0, 5 KO’s) of Miami, FL for the Interim WBC FECARBOX Super Middleweight title scheduled for 8-rounds.
Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KO’s) of Randallstown, MD will fight Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KO’s) of Watsonville, CA in a 8-round Welterweight bout.
OFF-TV will see Super Featherweight Jorge Diaz (17-3, 10 KO’s) of New Brunswick, NJ take on an opponent to be named in a 6-round bout.
Samuel Teah (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Lavisas Williams (4-0-1, 3 KO’s) of Rochester, NY in a 4-round Super Featherweight bout featuring undefeated fighters.
Featherweight Glenn Durzum of Maryland will make his pro debut against NyCedric Ellis (0-1) of Ohio in a 4-round Featherweight bout.