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Photos: Vega vs. Palmetta - ShoBox Tripleheader Weights

Undefeated welterweight prospect Erik Vega (16-0, 9 KOs) and 2016 Olympian Alberto Palmetta (12-1, 8 KOs) both made weight a day before their ShoBox: The New Generation debuts Friday night live on SHOWTIME (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. (photos by Dave Mandell)

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The 24-year-old Vega, of Tijuana, Mexico, will make his U.S. debut against his toughest test to date, decorated amateur and Argentinian Olympian Palmetta.

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In the co-feature, hard-hitting Marcos Escudero (10-0, 9 KOs) will take on Houston’s Joe George (9-0, 6 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight bout, and in the telecast opener, Uruguayan knockout artist Amilcar Vidal Jr. (9-0, 8 KOs) will fight for the first time in the U.S. when he meets Zach Prieto (9-0, 7 KOs) of El Paso, Texas, in an eight-round middleweight bout.

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The ShoBox tripleheader will immediately follow the 9 p.m. ET/PT premiere of PARIAH: THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON, a documentary chronicling the rise and precipitous fall of one of the most vilified and misunderstood sports champions of all time.

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Hall of Famer Barry Tompkins will call the action from ringside with fellow Hall of Famer 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.

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FINAL WEIGHTS, REFEREES AND JUDGES 

Welterweight 10-Round Bout

Erik Vega – 146 ½ lbs.

Alberto Palmetta – 146 lbs.

Referee: Mark Nelson; Judges: Carlos Sucre (Florida), Gloria Martinez-Rizzo (Florida), Bob Lafratte (Iowa)

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Light Heavyweight 10-Round Bout

Marcos Escudero – 174 ½ lbs.

Joe George – 173 ½ lbs.

Referee: Adam Pollack; Judges: Carlos Sucre (Florida), Gloria Martinez-Rizzo (Florida), Bob Lafratte (Iowa)

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Middleweight 8-Round Bout

Amilcar Vidal Jr. – 160 ½ lbs.

Zach Prieto – 160 lbs.

Referee: Mark Nelson; Judges: Carlos Sucre (Florida), Gloria Martinez-Rizzo (Florida), Bob Lafratte (Iowa)

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Charlie Kelly on 11-15-2019

Marcos Escudero robbed of a decision. Terrible.

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 11-15-2019

This card is getting interesting. Thank God I can see this card in peace.:boxing:

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