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Tony Luis-Wanzell Ellison Added To ShoBox's 200th

Canadian prospect Tony "The Lightning" Luis (17-2, 7 KOs) will face undefeated Wanzell "Venom" Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey, in a lightweight eight-rounder, as the opening bout of the blockbuster nationally televised quadrupleheader of world-class professional boxing to mark the 200th episode of "SHOBOX: The New Generation," live from Event Center in the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York on Friday, July 25.

Presented by Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions and Vito Mielnicki of GH3 Promotions and sponsored by Modell's Sporting Goods, the night's 10-round middleweight main event will feature Burke, Virginia's undefeated Antoine "Action" Douglas (14-0, 9 KOs) taking on former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1, 13 KOs) of Ivory Coast via Villeurbanne, Rhône, France, for the WBA International Championship.

In the eight-round co-main event, undefeated knockout artist Jerry "The King's Son" Odom (11-0, 10 KOs) of Bowie, Maryland will face Cienfuegos, Cuba, via Miami's also undefeated Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KOs) for the WBC Fecarbox Super Middleweight Championship.

In the third bout of the telecast, Randallstown, Maryland's promising Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KOs) will face Watsonville, California's Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KOs) in a welterweight eight-rounder.

Junior middleweight John "Apollo Kidd" Thompson was originally scheduled to meet Bronx, New York's Steve "Hitman" Martinez (15-1, 12 KOs) in an eight-rounder, but suffered a traffic accident and is injured.

Tickets are priced at $60, $35, and $25 (subject to additional fees) are on sale now at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, or through www.Ticketmaster.com. The live telecast will begin at 10:00 p.m. eastern, with undercard bouts getting underway at 8:00 p.m. On fight night, doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

The 26-year-old Luis is a native of Cornwall, Ontario, earned his return to national television with his gutty performance in his last fight, a debatable decision loss to top prospect Ivan Redkach for the USBA Lightweight Championship in January of this year.

Down in the first round and cut by a headbutt in the sixth, Luis was able to turn the tables on Redkach in a number of rounds and very nearly pull off the upset.

Luis has already won the WBC Continental Americas Junior Welterweight Championship via KO 1 over former NABA Champion Alejandro Barrera. As an amateur, he was a seven-time Ontario Champion, a 2006 Eastern NY Golden Gloves Champion, won three National silver medals and defeated 10 Canadian National Champions.

25-year-old Ellison started boxing at age 11, had 90 amateur fights and appeared in the National Golden Gloves tournament on two occasions. He qualified for the Olympic Team of his father's native Trinidad, but was unable to compete for family reasons.

As a professional, Ellison has been perfect, but facing Luis will mark a distinct jump up in class.

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