Tonight at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom inside of historic Boardwalk Hall, two undefeated super bantamweights will headline a terrific edition of ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® (10 PM ET/PT Delayed on the west coast)
In the main event two undefeated prospects with exceedingly high expectations face their most dangerous opponent to date when Adam “Mantequilla” Lopez (14-0, 7 KOs), of San Antonio, Texas, by way Phoenix, Ariz., meets Mario “Yayo” Muñoz (16-0-1, 10 KOs), of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in a 10-round super bantamweight matchup.
In other televised bouts, all scheduled for eight rounds, Ronald “Flatline” Ellis (12-0, 10 KOs), of Dorchester, Mass., takes on Washington D.C.’s Jerry “The King’s Son” Odom (13-2, 12 KOs) in a clash of hard-hitting super middleweights, southpaw Lavisas “Red” Williams (8-0-1, 3 KOs), of Rochester, N.Y. risks his undefeated record against O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (9-1, 6 KOs), of Orange, Texas, in a lightweight match and, opening the telecast, John “Madman” Magda (11-0, 7 KOs), of Rutherford, N.J., faces Philadelphia’s Christopher “Ice Cold” Brooker (7-1, 5 KOs) in a super middleweight matchup.
Lopez, who will be making his third ShoBox appearance feels that a win on Friday night should warrant his name mentioned with the elite of the suddenly hot 122-pound division.
“2016 is the breakout year. This is where I stamp my mark and become an actual contender,” said Lopez. “I feel with a win, I feel I should be mentioned as one of the top contenders in the division. I feel a I am a couple fights away from a fight with one of the big champions.
He knows that facing the undefeated Munoz, that it would be a real good fight for the fans to see.
“Munoz brings a good boxing style. He has been in there with world champions (Moises Flores).