In what was being labeled as "ShoBox: The Next Generation's 10th anniversary Telecast", which included a touching segment dedicated to the late Nick Charles, undefeated Super Featherweight prospect Diego Magdaleno (20-0, 7 KOs) defeated the always tough Alejandro Perez (15-3-1, 10 KOs) in a unanimous 10 round decision at Texas Station Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV, last night.
Life is never what you expect it to be. But, if you had told young Christina Ruiz of San Antonio, TX, that she would be fighting for a major world title in New York City, NY, in front of thousands of fans just 2 years after turning pro, she would have probably told you, "It's going to take me that long?"
Saturday at the San Antonio Event Center in a very entertaining evening of boxing, prospects Joseph Rios and Ivan Najera impressed the crowd by blowing out their competition in a matter of seconds.
This Saturday night, August 13th live on Showtime, IBF Bantamweight Champion Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) makes his return to the ring when he faces undefeated WBC Silver 118 pound title holder Abner Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs) in "The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All".
When HBO was putting on fights like Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward, and David Tua vs. Ike Ibeabuchi, the premium cable network was easily the universally recognized champion of boxing on television.
Tonight at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBA Junior Welterweight Champ Amir Khan faces off against his toughest opponent to date when he squares up against the IBF 140 pound Champion Zab Judah.