Tonight at 11 p.m. EDT on Showtime, Thomas Oosthuizen leads a tripleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation, as the super middleweight contender looks to take down former top prospect Marcus "Too Much" Johnson, whose stock has slipped following inconsistency in the ring and a loss last year to Dyah Davis.
Oosthuizen weighed in at 169 for the fight, with Johnson at 169½. In the night's opening bout, Jose Pedraza (131½) faces Gil Garcia (132¼), and in the second fight of the night, Luis Orlando Del Valle (123) faces Christopher Martin (123) in what could be a trap fight for the prospect Del Valle.
Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage of ShoBox tonight at 11, as we'll join that show in progress following the late-starting Friday Night Fights, which kicks off at 10 with a pair of good fights.
Photos and quotes from tonight's ShoBox fighters after the jump.
THOMAS "TOMMY GUN'' OOSTHUIZEN
"Marcus might be hungry for a win but that doesn't mean I've lost my hunger. The hunger comes from both sides and I'm still hungry to destroy whatever comes my way.
"I had a great camp in South Africa and I'm peaking at the right time. I feel sensational. Good luck to Team Johnson but I'm here to do a job."
MARCUS "TOO MUCH'' JOHNSON
"I'm glad to be back on SHOWTIME. I guarantee you'll see a totally different ‘Too Much' tomorrow night. Winning tomorrow night's fight would mean everything for me and my family. That's why I'm here.
"A win tomorrow is going to change my family's life. So I have to knock this guy off his pedestal."
LUIS ORLANDO DEL VALLE
"I guarantee everybody who tunes in is going to see a great fight. It's SHOWTIME. It's my time.
"I hope Christopher Martin has come prepared because I know that I am. I'm the new generation. I'm the new face of boxing."
"Don't call it an upset when I beat Del Valle tomorrow. It is going to be a good fight. You can expect fireworks. I'm coming off some tough fights but I learned a lot. I need to let my hands go. Round by round, I'll break him down.
"This challenge helped me keep focused throughout camp. It will show tomorrow in my performance. The pressure is on him. Let him be the favorite. I'll take the victory.''
"I'm inspired by the fact that people say I'm the most promising prospect out of Puerto Rico since Miguel Cotto. It makes me work harder for the fans. I'm happy to have those expectations.
"I've seen Garcia's fights. I know his techniques. He's aggressive but I will tire him out and go after him late."
"It motivates me to fight a guy like Pedraza. I like challenges. I like to fight the best. That's what this is, fighting. We fight fights to win and go on to next one. I'm a tough guy. I just like fighting. I don't care who or where.
"Tomorrow is going to be a war. They are going to see a no-quit guy who won't stop throwing punches."