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LAS VEGAS – All four fighters participating in an eagerly awaited doubleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow/Friday, May 11, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) made weight on their first attempts Thursday at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. 

In the ShoBox main event at Texas Station, former Cuban amateur standout and 2004 Olympian Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) of Miami, Florida, will take on Willie “The Great’’ Nelson (17-1-1, 11 KOs), of Youngstown, Ohio, in a 10-round junior middleweight bout.

The co-featured bout will match six-time Swedish national champion and 2008 Olympian, Badou Jack (10-0, 8 KOs), of Las Vegas, Nev., and Alexander Brand (17-0, 15 KOs) of Bogota, Colombia, in an eight-round super middleweight bout.

WEIGHTS: Jhonson and Nelson each weighed 151½ pounds. Jack tipped the scale at 167 pounds; Brand 166½. 


 
What the fighters said Thursday:

YUDEL JHONSON

“Thank you to the United States for the freedom to fight professionally. Thanks to SHOWTIME for making me able to show my talents. I’m in great condition. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in and I had the best training camp of my career. 

“This is a great opportunity and I won’t let it pass me by. I’m dedicating this fight to all the mothers in the world, especially my mother in Cuba.’’

WILLIE “THE GREAT” NELSON

“I want to thank everybody for coming to this fight. The only thing I can say is Yudel is a great fighter, but I’m better. Tomorrow night I will be the better man.

“I’m not taking anything away from him, but I will win. Watch tomorrow night.’’

BADOU JACK “THE RIPPER”

“Thanks to my promoters and SHOWTIME for this opportunity. I can’t wait for the fight. I wish it was today. I will win by a knockout. He’s in with a real fighter now. You could tell he was nervous.

“I’m going to beat him up tomorrow night.’’

ALEXANDER BRAND

“This is only the beginning. I will definitely be victorious tomorrow night. He talked too much before the fight. He never beat anyone, so why is he talking like a world champ?

“I’m going to shut his big mouth.”

Tickets for "Shootout at Texas Station" are priced at $27 and $52 and on sale at Ticketmaster, any Texas Station rewards center or at SCLV.COM/CONCERTS. A few VIP seats are available at a price of $102 can be purchased by calling (954) 985-1155. The event is promoted by Warriors Boxing.

Mike Crispino, known for his work on the MSG Network in New York, will call the blow-by-blow action on ShoBox with Steve Farhood serving as expert analyst. Gordon Hall is the executive producer of ShoBox with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.
For information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries, complete telecast information and more, visit the website at http://sports.SHO.com .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kozone on 05-11-2012

[QUOTE=RA-Box;12112498]Yes Finally, a Jhonson fight. He doesn' have "close the show" power, but he's as slick as they come. Too bad rances barthelemy is not on the broadcast. He's an exciting fighter.[/QUOTE] yea I'm glad to see Jhonson back in…

Comment by RA-Box on 05-10-2012

Yes Finally, a Jhonson fight. He doesn' have "close the show" power, but he's as slick as they come. Too bad rances barthelemy is not on the broadcast. He's an exciting fighter.

Comment by kozone on 05-10-2012

Dale jhonson cojone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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