Demetrius Andrade takes on Freddy Hernandez in tonight's ShoBox main event.
Tonight at 10:00 pm EST on Showtime, live from the Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York, ShoBox: The Next Generation goes live with a doubleheader.
In the main event, Demetrius Andrade (18-0, 13 KO) will face Freddy Hernandez (30-3, 20 KO) in a junior middleweight bout scheduled for ten rounds. The 24-year-old Andrade is a former Olympian whose quality of opposition as a pro has been criticized plenty, particularly on TV when he was fighting on ESPN Friday Night Fights, where Teddy Atlas never much hid his feelings about Andrade's competition.
Hernandez, 33, is a veteran welterweight who has faced some real fighters in his time. He was sparked in one by Andre Berto, but followed that with a win over Luis Collazo, and then a 10-round loss to Erislandy Lara. He also once brutally wiped out the very tough DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley.
In the co-feature, 23-year-old Philly junior welterweight Raymond "Tito" Serrano (18-1, 8 KO) hopes to bounce back from a bad loss to Karim Mayfield, as he takes on 22-year-old Emmanuel Taylor (15-1, 10 KO) of Maryland.