De La Rosa headlines on Showtime tonight


De La Rosa headlines on Showtime tonight

Press Release: It's Showtime for the two rising young stars in the welterweight division when an undefeated duo collides tonight (Friday, October 3rd) on national television. Duva Boxing's undefeated James "King" DeLaRosa (17-0, 12 KOs) steps into the middle of the ring against unbeaten welterweight Tim Coleman (14-0, 3 KOs) at Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland.  ShoBox: The New Generation will broadcast the ten-round affair beginning LIVE at 11:00 PM/ET. 


"King James" is a native of Harlingen, Texas, and faces his sternest test in Coleman, a world class amateur, and like De La Rosa a welterweight on the rise.


"I am looking forward to shining on Showtime," says DeLaRosa. "I am ready for this big opportunity."


"This is James' biggest step up, and great television exposure for a young fighter," says promoter Dino Duva. "If he performs the way we know he can, it will begin his path to superstardom."


The winner of seventeen in a row, DeLaRosa scored a unanimous decision victory over the game Troy Wilson in his last bout on June 13 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Coleman comes into the bout riding a streak of fourteen wins in a row. In his most recent outing, Coleman won a 10 round decision over Martinus Clay on December 7, 2007.


Duva Boxing in association with Cavazos Boxing, Prizefight, and Baltimore Boxing Club presents a unique doubleheader of undefeated boxers.  Salisbury middleweight Fernando Guerrero (9-0, 9 KOs), and Pittsburgh middleweight Tyron "TT" Watson (7-0, 3 KOs) square off in the first televised bout.