15 Anniversary of ShoBox: “The New Generation” has arrived

Friday, July 22, 2016 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut. Foxwoods Casino hosted the 15 year anniversary of its ShoBox, boxing series, and the bouts did not disappoint.

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The final fight of the night featured super bantamweight Adam Lopez (15-0-1, 7KOs) and Roman Reynoso (8-1-2 7KOs) fight to a draw. The action was intense with Reynoso taking the fight to the heavily favored Lopez. Lopez fighting for the 1st time under famed trainer Ronnie Shields seemed troubled by the unorthodox Reynoso. In the 10th round, Lopez seemingly behind landed a shot, which made Reynoso’s legs jello. However, Roman was able to spit out his mouthpiece when it looked like he was on his last leg. Scores were 96-94 Lopez, 97-93 Reynoso, and 95-95.

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Gerry “The King’s Son” Odom (14-2-1, 13KOs) gets the W over Julius “The Chef” Jackson (19-2, 15KOs), with a 3rd round Knockout. What’s impressively surprising is, Odom was a late, 5-day substitution. After giving away points in the first two rounds, Odom was heard whispering to his trainer, his plan to lure Jackson in by feigning. In Round 3, Jackson fell into the trap, which Odom unleashed by landing a short right hook, which sent Jackson down for the 10 count. Time was 1:57

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Welterweight Rolando Chinea (13-1-1, 6KOs) gets a split decision win, defeating O’Shaquie Foster (10-2, 7KOs). Both fighters performed on par, for the duration of the 8 count battle. Chinea would get the edge, from two of three judges. Scores were: 79-73, 78-74 Chinea and 77-74 Foster.

In the fight of the night {Best} performance, and most shocking comeback of the evening, Super- welterweight, Ian Green (10-1, 8KOs) defeats a gassed Khiary Gray (13-1, 10KOs) in the 2nd round. Green took the fight just 5 days earlier, and it showed, during the 1st round, as he was listless and unable to land anything effective against the busier Gray. However, by the next round, Gray had punched himself out, allowing a right hook to diffuse his fight plan. Time was 2:50 in the 2nd round.



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