Tonight at 11 p.m. EDT on Showtime, the latest edition of ShoBox: The New Generation goes live from Bally's Event Center in Atlantic City, N.J., with a pair of fights from Goossen Tutor Promotions.
The main event was originally scheduled to be a heavyweight eliminator between contenders Eddie Chambers and Tony Thompson, but that fight was scrapped when Chambers injured his back in training. Instead, the main event will be an eight-round middleweight bout between recently signed GTP prospect Brandon Gonzales (14-0, 10 KO), and never-stopped veteran Ossie Duran (26-8-2, 10 KO). It'll be a good first, real look at Gonzales, a 27-year-old who was the man in the ring with Andre Ward when Ward suffered his freak cut in recent sparring.
The co-feature is a welterweight contest, also eight rounds, between former amateur standout Javier Molina (9-0, 4 KO) and Artemio Reyes (13-1, 11 KO). Molina has done well so far in his pro career, but has been far from flawless, and this one could be a little more interesting than it seems. I'm getting sort of an Archie Ray Marquez vs Art Hovhannisyan vibe from this one.
We'll be here at 11 with live coverage of both fights.