NOTE: WEIGHTS – Up-and-coming and unbeaten lightweight prospect Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (19-0, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nev., weighed in at 134 pounds and his opponent “Sugar” Raymundo Beltran (24-4, 16 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif., at 135 pounds during Thursday’s weigh in from Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev., just a day before they battle in a 10-round lightweight matchup Friday, May 13, LIVE on ShoBox: the New Generation on SHOWTIME (11:05 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West coast).
In the co-feature, American heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (21-0-1, 15 KOs) of Bradywine, Md., and Nicaraguan Evans “The Sandman” Quinn (20-5-1, 18 KOs) of Bluefields, Nicaragua, had to be separated when the two squared off because Quinn shoved his fist near Mitchell's face. The former Michigan State University linebacker Mitchell, who weighed in at 245 pounds, will take on Quinn, who tipped the scales at 217 pounds, in a 10-round heavyweight affair.
The card is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Corona and DeWalt Tools. Doors open at 5:30 p.m PT, the first bell rings at 6:30 p.m PT and the ShoBox broadcast begins at 11:05pm ET / PT.
Tickets, priced at $50 (Floor) and $20 (General Admission) are on sale and available for purchase at the Star of the Desert Arena Box Office or online at www.primmvalleyresorts.com. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
What the fighters had to say on Thursday:
"I know Beltran's tough. I know he trains with Manny (Pacquiao). But I don't care. I'm going to take it tomorrow.”
"Coming in as the opponent feeds my motivation. This is a challenge and it's time to prove what I can do. They take me lightly. Manny people have.
“I've been knocking on doors. A lot of us fighters have been. So I'll show the world that we've been disrespected. I'll show them they are wrong. This is my shot on SHOWTIME, on national TV.”
SETH “MAYHEM” MITCHELL
“I'm focused on business, on taking care of my opponent. But I understand that I need to look good on SHOWTIME.
“(Quinn's) head games will not affect my game plan. It gets me going.
“I am honored to for the title (of best American heavyweight prospect). But I take it in stride. My success thus far hasn't surprised me.”
EVANS “THE SANDMAN” QUINN
"Nicaraguans are fighters. We are warriors. That's why I am the way I am.
“I always keep my game plan. I don't take away that (Mitchell) could be an American hero. He could be whatever he wants to be. I just plan to take away the fight. I will win.”s
Curt Menefee will call the action from ringside with Steve Farhood serving as expert analysts. The executive producer of ShoBox is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.