Tonight's ShoBox: The New Generation is live at 11 p.m. EDT from the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minn., with a catchweight (143 lbs.) main event and a cruiserweight "graduation" of a ShoBox star.
In the main event, Puerto Rican prospect Hector Sanchez (19-1, 9 KO) looks to get his comeback train in motion when he takes on Vincent Arroyo (11-1, 7 KO). Sanchez, who just turned 25, hasn't fought in a little over a year. The once highly-touted prospect was stopped in five by Cleotis Pendarvis in April 2010, which was a pretty big upset, and won a comeback fight in August 2010, but has been out of the ring since.
At 6'1", Sanchez is a big guy for the weight, but that won't be new to his opponent. 24-year-old Arroyo of New York scored an upset of Willie Nelson, who stands nearly 6'4", on the April 8 edition of ShoBox, and will look to work some of that magic again.
In the co-feature, Freddie Roach cruiserweight Lateef "Power" Kayode (17-0, 14 KO) looks to take a final step toward a potential title shot in what he is saying will be his last ShoBox appearance. The 28-year-old Nigerian, now based in Hollywood, will be facing 31-year-old veteran Felix Cora Jr (22-5-2, 12 KO). Cora, a southpaw out of Galveston, Texas, has lost two straight, and was part of that ill-fated, Tony Danza-hosted season of "The Contender" from Singapore back in 2009. All five of his losses have been to solid fighters, but Kayode is the definite favorite this evening.
Join us at 11 for live, round-by-round coverage of ShoBox, and if you missed it, we had a good interview from Corey Erdman with Showtime boxing analyst Steve Farhood talking about this card on Thursday.