The three-fight undercard has been announced for this Friday's blockbuster nationally televised quadrupleheader of world-class professional boxing in celebration of the landmark 200th episode of "SHOBOX: The New Generation," live from Event Center at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York.
Headlining the un-televised portion of the historic evening will be Brunswick, New Jersey's tough "King" Jorge Diaz (17-3, 10 KOs), who will be looking to return to the win column after a couple of setbacks against top-level opposition. The popular Diaz will face Philadelphia's Ramone Ellis (4-11-2, 2 KOs) in a featherweight six-rounder.
Tickets are priced at $60, $35, and $25 (subject to additional fees) are on sale now at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, or through www.Ticketmaster.com. The live telecast will begin at 10:00 p.m. eastern, with undercard bouts getting underway at 8:00 p.m. On fight night, doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
In the night's main event, undefeated middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0, 9 KOs), of Washington, D.C., will take a big step-up in opposition when he faces once-beaten, former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1, 13 KOs), of France by way of Ivory Coast, in a 10-round bout.
The co-feature showcases a matchup of undefeated-yet-untested prospects, each taking an important step. Hard-hitting super middleweight prospect Jerry Odom (11-0, 10 KOs), of Washington, D.C., will take on Cuban amateur standout Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KOs), of Miami by way of Cuba, in an eight-round match.
In another eight rounder undefeated welterweight Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KOs), of Randallstown, Md., will face Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KOs), of Watsonville, California. In the night's opening televised bout, Canada's Tony "The Lightning" Luis will take on undefeated Wanzell "Venom" Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey, in a lightweight eight-rounder
A pair of four-rounders will top off the action as Philadelphia's undefeated Sam Teah (4-0, 2 KOs) will face also undefeated Lavisas Williams (4-0-1, 3 KOs) of Rochester New York; and featherweight Glenn Durzum (3-0, 2 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland, will take on Nycedric Ellis (0-1) of Raleigh, North Carolina.