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Since its inception in July 2001, ShoBox: The New Generation has produced 54 world champions, an average of more than one every four telecasts. The critically acclaimed, prospect-orientated series is also a testing ground for undefeated fighters, who frequently are matched against their toughest foes to date.
Friday on SHOWTIME® from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., two more previously unbeaten fighters lost, bringing to 120 the number of boxers who suffered their first defeats on ShoBox. Continue reading
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The hottest fight of the summer of 2014 deserves a sizzling undercard, and Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME PPV are pleased to announce the three bouts that will support the main event featuring Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara on Saturday, July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In the co-main event, former three-division world champion Abner Mares returns to face Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo in a 10-round featherweight bout. In the SHOWTIME PPV opening bout, Johan Perez defends his interim WBA Junior Welterweight World Championship against Mauricio Herrera.
Rounding out the four-fight pay-per-view event, Puerto Rican star and former world champion Juan Manuel “JuanMa” Lopez battles Mexico’s Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas in a 10-round bout for the WBO International Super Featherweight Title. Continue reading
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (March 16, 2014) – Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) defeated Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (20-4, 7 KOs) via a majority decision to remain undefeated on Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. Continue reading
Live from Puerto Rico, SHO Sports Press Pass Live presents the official weigh-in of Garcia vs. Herrera. Check out headliners Danny Garcia and Mauricio Herrera has they hit the scales, plus Deontay Wilder, Malik Scott, Juan Manuel Lopez, and Daniel Ponce de Leon.
The show starts today at 1PM ET / 10AM PT.
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By Tim Smith
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico – The week before Mauricio Herrera’s pro debut, his trainer, Willie Silva, wanted to give him a test to see if he was ready. Silva put the raw prospect in against one of the most seasoned veterans in the gym. The sparring session turned into a lopsided beating.
“Mauricio retired my guy. The guy didn’t even show up the next week,’’ Silva said.
It was a harbinger of things to come. Herrera has been surprising people his entire career. That isn’t good news for Danny Garcia, who has sized up Herrera as the perfect fall guy for his Puerto Rican homecoming at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon on Showtime Championship Boxing on Saturday night. Continue reading