Jhonatan Romero faces Efrain Esquivias in tonight's ShoBox main event. (Photo by Tom Casino/Showtime)
Tonight at 11 pm EDT on Showtime, the latest edition of ShoBox: The New Generation will go live from a familiar haunt, the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California, for a super bantamweight double-header.
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In the main event, Colombia's Jhonatan Romero (21-0, 12 KO) will face California native Efrain Esquivias (16-1, 9 KO) in a 10-round bout. In their most notable outings, 29-year-old Esquivias put up a strong fight against Rico Ramos in June of this year, losing a majority decision, while Romero, 25, pulled a minor upset last December over Chris Avalos.
The televised co-feature will showcase a pair of California fighters in Roman Morales (12-0, 6 KO) and Jonathan Arrellano (13-0-1, 3 KO0. Arrellano is coming off of a solid win over veteran gatekeeper Jose Angel Beranza. Morales, 21, turned pro in early 2011 and is taking a bit of a step up with this fight.
Live coverage will begin at 11 pm EDT, and should flow nicely right after the NBC Sports show. Plenty of fights to watch tonight, so join us!