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. Photos by Tom Casino/Showtime.
WEIGHTS: Pedraza weighed 133 pounds, Farmer 133 1/2. Cepeda, Russ and Taylor each weighed 161 ½ pounds, Munoz 162.
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.