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Photos/Weights: Dierry Jean vs. Cleotis Pendarvis
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MIAMI, Okla. The four confident boxers who will compete on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow/Friday, May 10, live on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) participated in a press conference /weigh-in Thursday at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.

In the ShoBox main event, undefeated Dierry Dougy Style Jean (24-0, 16 KOs), of Quebec, Canada, will meet southpaw Cleotis Mookie Pendarvis (17-3-1, 6 KOs), of Los Angeles, Calif., in a 10-round elimination bout for the No. 1 spot in the IBFs 140-pound division.

The co-feature will pit unbeaten middleweights John Apollo Kidd Thompson (11-0, 4 KOs) of Newark, N.J., and left-hander Geovanni Tarantula Rodriguez (8-0, 5 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in an eight-round scrap.

WEIGHTS: Jean weighed 139.6 pounds; Pendarvis tipped the scale at 139.8 pounds. Thompson weighed 153.8 pounds; Rodriguez 155.8.

Tickets priced at $25, $40 and $60 are available at www.buffalorun.com or by calling The Buffalo Run Box Office (918) 542-7140. Doors open at 7 p.m. CT.

Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with 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.

What the fighters said Thursday:

DIERRY JEAN

I cant lie. This is the biggest fight of my career. Im very excited and totally prepared for this opportunity. I appreciate everybody who made the fight happen.

Im going to try and make it look easy, but I definitely expect a good fight. I know a lot of people have never seen me so I hope to make a great impression. But getting the big W is what counts the most.

Im one step from a world title shot, but all my focus is on this one fight. I know I have to take it one fight at a time. There is some pressure, of course, fighting in front of a huge TV audience. But its a good pressure, a positive pressure.

Pendarvis is a slick guy, but I can fight any style. I am very excited about fighting on Friday.

CLEOTIS MOOKIE PENDARVIS

Win -- and I get a shot at the world championship. It doesnt matter against whom. Its as simple as that. Ive put in the work and Im ready to go.

Im ready to prove myself. I truly believe in myself. Hes got the undefeated record, but Ive fought better than he has and have more skills than the guys hes fought.

I dont feel like Im the B-side in this fight. That kind of thing doesnt matter to me. What does is what happens in the ring, and tomorrow its all about him and me.

Ive never had the kind of stability in my career that I have now. I have a good team. Im more mature. I know what I have to do. Ive gone through a lot in my life, but Im happy where Im at now.

Im ready for anything. I feel I can adapt to anything. Im going to do what I have to do to get the win.

JOHN THOMPSON

I really want to thank SHOWTIME for this opportunity. This is my first pro fight on television and I am very excited.

Im going to do what I do best and that is box and use my height and reach. I love to fight and mix it up but my job is to box well and keep my poise. Those really are two main keys for me in all my fights.

Theres no pressure, but I have to win impressively. I have to be myself. Hes unbeaten, Im unbeaten. This will be a good fight.

GEOVANNI RODRIQUEZ

Im excited for the opportunity to showcase my skills. This is the kind of fight Ive been waiting for. Its discouraging to not have fought in eight months, but weve challenged a couple of undefeated fighters twice and they both turned us down.

I dont know anything about my opponent except that hes tall and likes to move a lot. But Ive fought tall guys who move before, so that will not be a problem.

This is an important step up fight for me. I need to win so I can move on to the next level. I am very hungry and very determined to come out victorious on Friday night.

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comment by mex602, on 05-09-2013
i knew he was pr when i saw his eyebrows why does showtime always dely in the westcoast?????

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