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 Last update:  12/5/2013       Read more by Boxing Photos         
   
Photos/Weight: Jack, Bey, Love ShoBox Tripleheader
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SHELTON, Wash. The eight fighters featured in tomorrow nights ShoBox: The New Generation live telecast on SHOWTIME (11:50 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) made weight Thursday at Little Creek Casino Resort. Photos by Stephanie Trapp.

In one of three televised 10-rounders on the Mayweather Promotions-promoted card, undefeated JLeon Love (15-0, 1 NC, 8 KOs), of Las Vegas, will face Philadelphias LaJuan Simon (23-4-2, 1 ND, 12 KOs) in the main event. Unbeaten Badou Jack (15-0-1, 10 KOs), of Las Vegas, meets Rogelio Moreno (31-4, 25 KOs), of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and Mickey Bey (18-1-1, 1 ND, 9 KOs) faces Carlos Cardenas (20-6-1, 13 KOs) of Barinas, Barinas, Venezuela, in the other 10-round bouts. Chris Pearson (12-0, 9 KOs), of Dayton, Ohio, faces fellow unbeaten Asacio Ferreira (14-0-1, 12 KOs), of Las Vegas in the eight-round bout that will open the telecast.

Tickets priced at $100, $50 and $30, plus applicable taxes, fees and service, are available by calling 1-800-667-7711 or online at www.little-creek.com .

WEIGHTS: Love weighed 167 pounds, Simon tipped scale 168 pounds; Jack weighed 167 pounds, Medina 167 pounds; Bey weighed 135 pounds, Cardenas weighed 133 pounds; and Pearson tipped scale at 156 pounds, Ferreira weighed 152 pounds.

Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with boxing historian Steve Farhood and former World Champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.

Below are the final thoughts from the fighters competing on SHOWTIME:

JLEON LOVE

I am fighting at 168 but I can still make 160. Making 160 has never been a problem. I could make 160 today. I just want to see where Im at, if I can get a title fight at 168 or 160. I just know I feel strong and comfortable.

Working with Eddie (former world champion Eddie Mustafa) has been great. He brings out the best in me. Hes an old-school fighter, a great champion whos been in there and knows what I go through. Taking nothing away from Roger Mayweather, but Eddie has really been helpful in correcting my mistakes, which is just what I needed.

Ive gone through other trainers, but Im just comfortable with Eddie. Rather than change me all around, he wants to enhance on what I already do. Weve been working very hard.

I expect to be very elusive and quick tomorrow night. Im facing a veteran. I dont want to mess around with this guy. Im gonna let my hands go. He makes a lot of mistakes, and I want to take advantage.

Im not trying to sound too confident, but Im just gonna do what I do best and utilize my ability and skills. Im not worried about a thing. This is it for me. I have to make a statement. I just want to impress. I always want to impress whether Im on TV or not. I want fans to want to see me.

I lost a brother earlier this year. He had nine kids. I treat them like my kids now. The oldest is 13, the youngest is 6 months I dont hesitate to do anything for any of them. I love them to death. They keep me going. Thats why I do this, to take care of them, my family, my mother and my sister.

LAJUAN SIMON

This is my most important fight. Its do or die for me. I came here to win, not just to get a paycheck. I feel great. I havent fought in a long time, but Ive always been in the gym and Ive had plenty of notice (five-six weeks).

Ive had really good sparring [sessions] and Im ready. Ive sparred for many years with Bernard Hopkins. Ive learned so much, especially about being patient. The thing is, when you spar with Bernard, he treats it like a fight. You make a mistake, he makes your pay. If you get tired, he makes you pay. So I am ready.

They picked me for this fight. I dont know what theyre expecting, but Im coming to take what hes got, to get myself where I can be to position myself for a world title fight.

I plan to go to him, take it to him, like I always do. Hes gonna come out and do what hes gonna do, and Im gonna do the same. I expect hell move a lot and want to jab, but if he jabs with me, Ill jab with him. I have a good jab myself. Ill adapt to whatever he does. But I know I have to pressure him. I dont think he can do what some of my other opponents did to me.

I want to throw a lot of punches. Im not going to try and unload or be crazy in there, but I want him to do things he does not want to do. I want to make sure this fight goes my way, not his.

BADOU JACK

I felt that I should have thrown more punches in my last fight against (Marco Antonio) Periban, but I still felt I won. I landed more punches than him in every round but the sixth and I landed the harder shots. Theres nothing I can do about the decision except chalk it up as a learning experience.

I feel Im right there with all the top guys in my division. I have the skills and I work hard. Ive seen two or three rounds of Medinas fights on YouTube. Hes a typical Mexican fighter who comes forward. I know I wont have to look for him.

I plan to work smart, work behind the jab but go for the kill, too. I want to break him down.

Its important for me to win impressively and make a statement. Im hungry and looking to fight the winner of Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell (Saturday on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING). Ill be there live at ringside watching their fight at Barclays Center.

ROGELIO MEDINA

This is my first fight in America and Im very excited and happy about this opportunity. This is the kind of fight Ive always wanted, a chance to prove that I am first class and that I belong at this level.

Ive have two months to prepare. Ive done a lot of strength training and feel comfortable fighting at 168. I saw Jacks fight against Periban. I know hes a strong fighter and likes to work the body. But I can punch or box and Im ready for anything. I think Periban had Jack hurt a couple of times but didnt capitalize. Im going to try and pressure him. I wont let him back off and wont give him time to come back.

This fight is obviously very important. Hes a highly ranked guy. But hes not the greatest and Im not scared. Im confident I can close the year out with a victory. Thats why I am here to win.

MICKEY BEY

Ive always overcome adversity. Things get thrown at you in life, but youve got to overcome them. I continue to work very hard and remain confident in my skills. I have a strong spirit, a strong character. With the management team I have behind me, theres no doubt I can still go all the way to the top.

John Molina hit the lottery in my last fight. He didnt beat me, I beat myself. If he wanted to fight me again, hed be here. Until getting caught in the last round, it was one of the easiest fights of my career. I blame myself for what happened. I could have just run around that last round and still won easily, but I kind of showboated. I thought the final bell was near. I was looking at the crowd.

Its the kind of thing that never should have happened. I usually stick to my game plan, but I got overly relaxed, had the fight totally won. To win all the rounds and lose was definitely a very humbling experience.

Im really looking forward to winning tomorrow so I can start looking ahead. Im excited to be back in the ring again. Cardenas is a good fighter, but I feel I can out-skill anybody.

CARLOS CARDENAS

Im 100 percent ready condition-wise. Ive had hard, great sparring. Ive been working on defense, trying to use a little more strategy and not just brawl.

This is my first fight in a while but Im coming to win. This is the kind of fight that will position me in the future for bigger and better things against other ranked fighters. Bey is a good, strong fighter but hes coming off of a KO loss.

Im coming to fight. Im confident in my power. I want to attack and finish him. Im not going to waste time. This is definitely a tremendous opportunity for me.

CHRIS PEARSON

Im looking to take care of business and get ready for next one. I feel Ive fought good opposition and have more experience than my record shows. Im fighting smarter and listening to my corner better. I think and feel like youre supposed to -- that becoming a world champion is just a matter of time. Thats always been my goal. Ive always wanted to be the best, whether it was fighting pro or amateur.

I go in feeling I can beat anybody. Im confident in my punches. Im showing more patience. Im not just trying to make things happen like I once did. If I continue to do the kinds of things Im supposed to do, theres no doubt Ill be a champion.

Im really excited to be fighting on ShoBox. Ive fought on a lot of SHOWTIME cards, but this is my first time on television. I dont know a lot about my opponent except for his record. Im just excited for this opportunity. I want to get the knockout.

ACACIO FERREIRA

Im very excited to be fighting in the United States. This is a great opportunity. My sparring has been good. My training has been good. Ive been working with two or three southpaws.

I think this is a good fight for both of us. Im a puncher. He hasnt fought a lot of name fighters, but hes a good, young fighter. This was the kind of fight I wanted and I jumped at the chance to fight him.

Tags: photos , Mickey Bey , Badou Jack , Chris Pearson , J'Leon Love


 

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comment by Hougigo, on 12-06-2013
[QUOTE=PBP]Fox Sports has pretty much replaced it. The only prospects they can showcase are TMT fighters since they don't work with any other promoters.[/QUOTE] Schaeffer loves burning those bridges

comment by PBP, on 12-06-2013
[QUOTE=New England]showbox has been embarrassing lately. i'm surprised they haven't cancelled that poor show. their cards have been awful. in the past they had great fights.[/QUOTE] Fox Sports has pretty much replaced it. The only prospects they can showcase are TMT fighters since they don'...

comment by New England, on 12-06-2013
showbox has been embarrassing lately. i'm surprised they haven't cancelled that poor show. their cards have been awful. in the past they had great fights.

comment by nycsmooth, on 12-06-2013
a solid but not great card 4 TMT, but it keeps his guys active, exposed & making a few $$, as does FM, thru Showtime...

comment by Hougigo, on 12-05-2013
I hope they properly checked them for drugs... you know TMT fighters

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