SHOBOX ANNOUNCES MATCH-UPS FOR 200TH EPISODE
Press Release: On Friday night, July 25th, the 200th Episode of Sho Box and will begin at 10 PM ET at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. In the main event, Antoine "Action" Douglas (14-0, 9 KOs) and Michel Soro (23-1, 13 KOs) will square off in a ten-round middleweight fight. Three other eight-round bouts will make the broadcast as super middleweights Jerry Odom (11-0, 10 KOs) takes on Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KO's) at super middle, Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KOs) fights Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KOs) in a welterweight bout plus lightweight Wanzell Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) boxes Tony Luis (17-2, 7 KOs).
The combined record of the eight fighters is 115-5-1 with 61 knockouts.
The 21-year old Douglas has wins over Colby Courter (4-0) and Marquis Davis (8-0-2). In his last bout, Douglas scored a second-round stoppage over Luca Messi (37-9-1) on April 4 in Parsippany, New Jersey. The win over Davis was also televised on Sho Box.
Soro of Villeurbanne, France has a record of 23-1 with 13 knockouts and will be making his American debut. He won his first eighteen bouts including a win over David Makaradze. That win set Soro up for a shot at Zaurbek Baysangurov. Soro dropped Baysangurov in the 2nd round but the champion retained his belt via decision.
Soro has won five fights in a row which includes a win over Kris Carslaw (17-3) and a stoppage over Alexey Ribchev on June 7th.
Odom of Bowie, Maryland has a record of 11-0 with 10 knockouts. 8 of those knockouts have come in the 1st round.
The 21 year-old Odom turned pro in 2012 and this will be his 12th fight in 20 months. He is coming off a 4-round unanimous decision over Edgar Perez on April 26.
Quinonez of Miami, Florida via Cuba has a record of 8-0 with 5 knockouts.
The 29 year-old turned pro in 2010 with a 1st round stoppage over Abdellah Smith. He also has a Eliseo Durazo (4-1). In his last bout, he stopped Edgar Perez in the 1st round on May 1.
McCalla has a record of 18-0 with 6 knockouts. The 29 year-old native of Randallstown, Maryland turned pro in 2008 with a 4-round unanimous decision over Ivan Ziglar (1-0-1).
He also has wins over undefeated Antonio Walls (2-0) and Gary Lynch (4-0). In his last bout, McCalla scored a 6-round unanimous decision over Antonio Chaves Fernandez on April 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
Godoy of Watsonville, California is a tough and durable fighter who has several solid wins over the likes of Roberto Crespo (4-1), Richard Hargraves (3-0-1), Ricky Duenas (12-2) and his last bout when he scored a 6-round majority decision over Victor Fonseca (8-2-1) on March 14 in Tustin, California.
Ellison of Newark, New Jersey has a record of 11-0-1 with 5 knockouts.
The 25-year old turned pro in 2009 and is coming off a 6-round split decision over previously undefeated Iain Weaver on April 4 in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Luis of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada is known for his exciting style.
The 26-year old won his first 15 bouts with wins over solid veterans Adrian Valdez, Adrian Verdugo (13-1-1) and Aldo Valtierra.
He captured a 1st round stoppage over Alejandro Barrera. He racked up two more wins before his 1st setback to Jose Hernandez. Two more wins set up a fight with undefeated prospect Ivan Redkach. Luis fought a tough fight before dropping a 10-round unanimous decision on January 17th.