From Omega Products Event Center in Corona, Calif.
ORANGE, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2016) – Below is the weigh in video plus interviews with the fighters that will compete in tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation card, live on SHOWTIME (10:30 PM ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) from the Omega International Event Center in Corona, California.
The first bout is scheduled for 5:15 PT.
In the Undefeated 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk (14-0, 9 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Ukraine will take on Chicago’s Jaime Herrera for Shelestyuk’s NABO welterweight title
In the co-feature, undefeated cruiserweights Constantin Bejenaru
(11-0, 4 KOs), of Catskill, N.Y. by way of Moldova and Stivens “Superman” Bujaj
(16-0-1, 11 KOs), of New York, will collide in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBC International and WBC Continental Americas title
In the opening bout of the telecast, undefeated lightweight Vitor Jones Freitas (12-0, 1 ND, 6 KOs), of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and local fan favorite Manuel Mendez (12-1-2, 8 KOs), of Indio, Calif., will square in a bout scheduled for 8-rounds.
Tickets for the event promoted by Banner Promotions, Thompson Boxing, Hitz Boxing and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing are priced at $100 (ringside) and $70 (reserved).
Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the event (Friday) at the Omega Products Event Center will call booth beginning at 3:30 PM PT. The Omega Products Event Center is located at 1681 California Ave., Corona, CA 92881.
All televised fighters (with the exception of Mendez) plus world ranked lightweight Xolisani Ndongeni and undefeated featherweight prospect Ruben Villa were interviewed. Media outlets my use any of the videos by copy/pasting the embedded link on the digital platform.
Vitor Jones Freitas
Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with Steve Farhood and former world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Rich Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.
About ShoBox: The New Generation
Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough. The ShoBox philosophy is to televise exciting, crowd-pleasing and competitive matches while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. Some of the growing list of the 67 fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Andre Ward, Deontay Wilder, Erislandy Lara, Shawn Porter, Gary Russell Jr., Lamont Peterson, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Omar Figueroa, Nonito Donaire, Devon Alexander, Carl Froch, Robert Guerrero, Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Juan Manuel Lopez, Chad Dawson, Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams and more.