Randy Caballero-Manuel Roman Added to 8/24 Shobox
Following an impressive ShoBox debut in March, unbeaten bantamweight rising star Randy Caballero, will make his 10th appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., on Friday, August 24 when he defends his NABO title against Mexico's Manuel Roman in the main event of the hit SHOWTIME Sports® series ShoBox: The New Generation.
In the 10-round ShoBox co-feature, talented lightweight prospects collide when Michael Perez squares off against Fidel Maldonado Jr.
Caballero vs. Roman & Perez vs. Maldonado are presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona. The doubleheader will be televised live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Despite being just 21 years old, Coachella, California's Randy Caballero (15-0, 8 KO's) has experience beyond his years thanks to an active schedule pitting him against a wide array of tough competition. Most recently, the former amateur standout had quite a showing in his ShoBox debut on March 16, outpointing Jose Luis Araiza in his first 10-round fight which earned him the NABO bantamweight title. Following a fifth-round technical knockout over Jamal Parram in a non-title fight in June, Caballero is back home to defend his belt for the first time.
Tijuana, Mexico native Manuel Roman (15-1-3, 6 KO's) has competed for much of his career in the flyweight division, but after a split decision loss to Anthony Villarreal in a WBC Youth Intercontinental title fight in 2009, he decided that the struggles to make weight were keeping him from performing his best. The 24-year old is unbeaten in three fights since, most recently knocking out Cristian Aguilar in just three rounds in June.
Twenty-two-year-old Michael "The Artist" Perez (16-1-1, 10 KO's) is one of the brightest young stars on the competitive lightweight scene, dealing defeats to veterans such as Ira Terry and Tyrone Harris. In January, he suffered the first loss of his career at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino when he was stopped by fellow prospect Omar Figueroa, but like a true warrior, Perez bounced back with a second-round technical knockout over Eric Cruz in June. He'll look to continue on his winning path against another fellow prospect in Maldonado Jr.
Albuquerque, New Mexico's southpaw Fidel Maldonado Jr. (13-1, 11 KO's) has nine wins in two rounds or less thus far in his career, reminiscent of the great lightweight punchers of the past. Like Perez, however, he will now have to show the resilience to bounce back from adversity. His August 24 fight will mark the 21-year-old's first time in the ring since an upset defeat at the hands of Fernando Carcamo in April, but all signs point to "The Atrisco Kid" coming back stronger than ever.
A full lineup of undercard fights will be announced shortly.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Suavecito80 on 07-30-2012
I will stream it being that I am not going to subscribe to show time. Randy looks promising though.Comment by nycsmooth on 07-30-2012
nothing I'd stay up late 4 2 watch as it's showcase Randy vs Roman, barely average w/poor opposition w/1 win in his last 4...Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter Hearn Hopeful For Callum Johnson Commonwealth Challenge Golovkin's Coach: Eubank Sr. Telling Lies, Must Come To His Senses Vargas Confident: I Really Think I'm Knocking Manny Pacquiao Out! Golovkin: This is Different, I'm Not Doing What Canelo Did! Frank Warren on Eubank vs. Langford, Flanagan's Options Edwards Confident of Shocking Casimero on Golovkin vs. Brook Con Sheehan Signs With MGM, Will Fight Twice In A Week LaRon Mitchell Goes The Distance, Danny Roman Wins Mikaela Lauren Promises To Drill Klara Svensson For The Count Macklin Warns Brook: Golovkin is Smart, Don't Let Him Read You Jacobs: I'll Fight Golovkin Before Canelo Does - For Right Money Muhammad Ali Center Looks To The Future Without The Champ Frank Warren Throws Water on Joshua's Claim of Joyce Robbery Canelo Pleased To Reclaim Mexican Dates From Mayweather Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December Smith: Canelo Had To Go To 154 To Save Face Over Golovkin! Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha Ready Hands of Stone - Ramirez Credits Roberto Duran as Mentor Gilberto Ramirez Starts Next Stage, Aims To Return By Year's End Murat Gassiev: Lebedev Improved A lot Since Hiring Roach Abel Ramos faces veteran Juan Jesus Rivera in Phoenix, Arizona Chisora's Coach: Joshua is Better Than Fury, But Haye Beats Him Ishe Smith Discusses Training Camp, Fighting Frank Galarza Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez To Get Honored at Home Smith: Canelo Ducked Golovkin, Talk of Pacquiao is Embarrassing! Mayweather Promotions' Titans of the Trade on September 17 Eubank Jr: Saunders is Extremely Boring, I Want 50-50 For Rematch Karim Mayfield Vents Over Bakhtiyar Eyubov Loss, Wants Rematch Marrero Reflects on Latest Win, Remains in Pursuit of Zambrano Burns-Relikh Title Fight Confirmed For October 7 in Glasgow Demetrius Andrade Ready For Culcay in Germany, SHO on Board? De La Hoya is Firm: Canelo Will Out-Sell Both Pacquiao Fights!
Latest Boxing Video Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Video: Jessie Vargas Breaks Down Manny Pacquiao Clash Video: Jessie Vargas Starts Early Training For Pacquiao Clash Video: J. Mayweather on McGregor vs. Diaz II, Floyd Mayweather Video: Vargas' Trainer Talks Pacquiao Fight, McGregor-Diaz 2 Video: Golovkin Media Interview on Canelo, Saunders, Brook
Recent Top Stories
Latest Active Forum Threads