All eight fighters that will participate in this Friday, Nov. 6 ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center have finished their training camps and are ready for the big night of boxing. The four bouts will be televised live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PR, delayed on the West Coast).
In the main event, Antoine Douglas (18-0-1. 8 KOs), a world-ranked rising middleweight prospect, will put his undefeated record on the line against veteran Les Sherrington (35-7, 20 KOs) in a 10-round bout. In the co-feature, 2012 Olympyan Taras Shelestyuk (12-0, 8 KOs) taking on Aslanbek Kozaev (26-1-1, 7 KOs) in a 10-round bout for NABO Welterweight Title and Keenan Smith (8-0, 3 KOs) will be battling Benjamin Whitaker (10-1, 2 KOs) in an eight round welterweight matchup. Opening the telecast, O’Shaquie Foster (8-0, 5 KOs) will be taking on Samuel Teah (6-1, 2 KOs) in an eight round lightweight bout.
Below is what the fighters had to say as they finished their respective training camps:
Antoine Douglas–“I had a very productive training camp. I spent most of my camp in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center. I had different sparring partners. I feel that I’m as ready as I can be. I’m ready to go.”
Les Sherrington–“This will be a tough fight for me, Antoine can fight.
“My team and I feel Antoine is still young and eager. He will come at me pretty hard in the first few rounds, but I’m ready for him. I’m very confident that if I go out there and focus on what I do best, I will win.”
This is my biggest fight by far, mate. I am 33-years-old and I’m ready to have my shot. This is my time to shine.”
Taras Shelestyuk–“I’m very excited about my upcoming fight. Not only because it’ll be televised on SHOWTIME, but also because it will be in Las Vegas, the mecca of boxing. I’m sure it will be spectacular bout, boxing fans will be at the edge of their seats.
“I watched my opponent’s fights, he is a tough guy. I’m going to box him and crack his tactic.
“My team and I did a great job in training camp. I’m very content with my new trainer Eric Brown. I sparred 124 rounds. I’m absolutely ready.”
Aslanbek Kozaev–“Training camp went well. I’m ready. I know Taras [Shelestyuk] very well. We have sparred a lot in the past.”
O’Shaquie Foster-“This has been the best camp I have had so far. I’m looking forward to this fight, but more importantly, I’m looking forward to showing what I can do on national television. This is a huge opportunity for me.”
Samuel Teah–“My training camp was really good. We are still working. I can’t wait to get in the ring and get the job done. I am excited and ready to go and make the best of this opportunity.”
Keenan Smith-“Training camp is going well. I have my mind set on winning. I’m motivated and hungry. I am on weight and cannot wait until November 6th.”
Benjamin Whitaker--“Camp went good, it was a normal training camp.
“I take this fight like I take every other fight. I take one fight at a time. Every fight is important.”All eight boxers will be making their Las Vegas debut.
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