Tonight's edition of ShoBox: The New Generation starts at 11:05 p.m. EST, and we'll be here with live coverage of the double-header.
This isn't your usual ShoBox presentation pitting prospects against one another in tough matchups, and it's not quite the usual "special" ShoBox with a name fighter in a second-tier fight, either. That's because the case of main eventer and WBA junior middleweight titlist Austin "No Doubt" Trout (23-0, 13 KO) is pretty unique. He holds a major title, and despite being an American fighter, he has had almost no American TV exposure whatsoever. In two fights this year, he's traveled to Mexico and easily defeated Rigoberto Alvarez and David Lopez.
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Now, he takes something of a "nice to meet you" fight against Australian Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KO), a non-contender who does hold an upset win over Daniel Dawson, but is a huge underdog tonight.
In the co-feature, Brazilian middleweight Michael Oliveira (15-0, 12 KO) also gets a showcase against Atlanta club fighter Xavier Toliver (23-7, 15 KO.