All the fighters competing on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow/Friday, Oct. 12, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) made weight on their first attempts Thursday at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Mo.
In the eight-round main event, former international amateur standout and highly regarded Puerto Rican prospect, Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (10-0, 6 KOs), faces southpaw Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (7-3-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a lightweight fight.
The ShoBox co-feature at Ameristar Casino will pit hard-hitting Dominican Jonathan “El Conquistador” Cepeda (12-0, 11 KOs), of Jersey City, N.J., against Lamar “The Boxing Que” Russ (10-0, 6 KOs), of Tallahassee, Fla., in a collision of unbeaten middleweights in an eight-round bout.
Highlights from a fight featuring Jermain Taylor against Raul Munoz and a live interview with Taylor, a former undisputed middleweight champion, will be shown during the telecast
The event is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions, in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions.
Tickets are priced at $100, $75 and $40 and can be purchased through the Ameristar Casino or by calling (314) 267-2204. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 6 p.m.
Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with Steve Farhood serving as expert analyst. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.
WEIGHTS: Pedraza weighed 133 pounds, Farmer 133 1/2. Cepeda, Russ and Taylor each weighed 161 ½ pounds, Munoz 162.
Young Guns set to Rumble
Ireland’s boxing young-guns will take centre stage on the 3rd of November at the National Basketball Arena when professional boxing returns to Dublin following an eighteen month absence.
The Emerald & KO promoted fight night was due to be headlined by Limericks Big Bang Willie Casey but it was announced today at the event press conference at the Plaza Hotel in Tallaght that Casey will focus on other options leaving centre stage to a clatter of young Irish talent.
Big Bangs absence from the South Dublin punch fest will see the heavy handed Anthony Cacace lead the way against Mickey Coveney for the Irish Super Featherweight title.
Covering the flanks will be the popular and resurgent Brendan Fitzpatrick who will clash with Paul Moffett for the Gaelic Celtic Title in what is sure to be an intriguing contest between two of the most passionately supported fighters in the country.
The impressive list of domestic dust ups announced at today’s press conference also sees Belfast prospect Ray Ginley square up against the experienced Western Warrior John Waldron, while local favourite Robbie Long will clash with fellow Irish title challenger Joe Hillerby in the second of a trio of Celtic Warrior title fights. Both men have had past disappointments challenging for the Irish strap and the winner of this contest will surly get another shot at the Irish title.
Also in attendance today was Ireland’s only home based female professional Christina McMahon who will look to move a step closer to adding her first boxing title to her collection of kickboxing merits that includes a world championship title.
Drimnagh local Noel O Brien will look to bring his professional record to 2-0 when he faces Ballyhaunis native Brandon Peake. At just 19 years old Peake will be hungry for his first professional win having lost his debut on points to fellow Mayo pugilist Michael Waldron who will also feature on the card against Gavin “The Pimpernel” Prunty.
It won’t be all youngsters doing their stuff as leading the field in regards experience will be five time senior champion Stephen Reynolds who will be looking to secure professional win number two as he returns to the city of his finest moments.
Further additions to what must be one of the finest ever domestic spectacles to be held in the capital are an additional two of Belfast’s exciting pool of up and coming prospects in James Tennyson and Daniel McShane.
There was further good news for the Capitals boxing aficionado at today’s press conference with Emerald & KO Promotions ensuring further shows in the near future should their inaugural presentation get the support such a line up merits.
Tickets for the Rumble in Dublin fight night are priced at €25, €35 & €45 and are available online at www.emerald.promotions.com and www.greenjab.ie.