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ShoBox - Potapov vs Young: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

ShoBox returns with three fights tonight.


Tonight at 10:00 pm EDT on Showtime, ShoBox: The New Generation returns with a tripleheader from the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, with bantamweights Nikolay Potapov and Stephon Young in the main event.

Potapov (14-0, 6 KO) is a 25-year-old Russian who made his U.S. debut last October in Brooklyn, and is looking to establish his career in the States going forward. Young (14-0-2, 6 KO) is a 27-year-old southpaw from St. Louis, who has thus far been even more untested than his opponent. The main event is set for 10 rounds.

A pair of eight-round fights will also be featured on the card. Lightweights Eudy Bernardo (21-0, 15 KO) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Mason Menard (30-1, 22 KO) of Rayne, Louisiana, will be in action, and Russian cruiserweight Alexey Zubov (10-0, 6 KO) will face Moldova-born Constantin Bejenaru (10-0, 3 KO), now living in Catskill, New York.

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Nikolay Potapov and Stephon Young fought to a majority draw (96-94 Potapov, 95-95, 95-95)

Mason Menard def. Eudy Bernardo by knockout (2:11 of round 3)

Constantin Bejenaru def. Alexey Zubov by unanimous decision (77-74, 78-73, 78-73)

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Round 1: STEPHON YOUNG HAS A FEW VERY LOUD FANS. THEY WANT HIM TO "GO." Close opening round, neither guy showing a whole lot. Potapov 10-9

Round 2: Potapov getting to the body a bit more. Neither of these guys are looking like they should be in a ShoBox main event, to be honest. Potapov looking the more polished pro right now. Potapov 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Young not throwing enough, and not landing enough. Potapov starting to poke his jab in there more consistently now. Young staggers Potapov a little bit with about 30 seconds left in the round, and now Young is throwing a lot of sorta off balance shots. Finally he did let go, and this was a nice closing effort in the round that could give him some momentum. I'll give him the round. I think he earned it with the late damage. Young 10-9, Potapov 29-28

Round 4: Not a lot of spark to this fight, but it's picking up a little bit. It's not bad, really. Just no zip or zing. No second gear so far. But not too bad. Young lands some good lefts in this round, and a couple nice short rights. Potapov now the one who needs to adjust. Young 10-9, 38-38

Round 5: Young picking off a lot of Potapov's punches with the gloves. Young with flurries here and there, and when he lets his hands go, he's doing pretty well. Potapov not doing enough to counter that for me. Young 10-9, 48-47

Round 6: Young with a little counter right early. Young landing shots that may not always be pretty, but are scoring shots, and defensively he's doing a nice job. Young's also the guy moving forward. Right hand from Young again, and another combination just after. Potapov struggling the last few rounds. Left hand from Young lands. Another left slips in. Potapov misses three shots. Hard counter hook from Young and Potapov is hurt! Young pressing and has 35 seconds here, but Potapov throwing back now to try and slow that down. Young 10-9, 58-56

Round 7: Young's lead hand dropping a bit in this round. But he's still seemingly in control at the moment. There's a good right from Potapov, though. Decent amount of action in this round, nothing eye-opening, but it's been an interesting look at both guys, good and bad. Potapov 10-9, Young 67-66

Round 8: There is some reason to think Young may be getting a little tired, or at best maybe trying to save something for the last two rounds, because he's starting to get outworked again. Potapov with a decent round, and we're back to even on my card. Potapov 10-9, 76-76

Round 9: Young finding his rhythm again this round, coming forward and throwing in combination. Potapov just doesn't respond particularly well to that, and hasn't all night. Great round for Stephon Young here, and the fight may be his to lose. Young 10-9, 86-85

Round 10: Potapov busier in the first half of this round. Young just not throwing, and Potapov doing a good job keeping it that way. Going down the stretch and Young isn't stealing it back. Potapov takes the round, and I've got a draw. Potapov 10-9, 95-95


Round 1: Feeling out round. Both guys do look loose and comfortable, so that's a nice change of pace from Zubov in the first fight. Menard 10-9

Round 2: Menard still fighting fairly smooth. Bernardo taller and has longer arms, a more wiry build, but he hasn't found the range yet. Poking the jab out, though. Right to the body, left that might have strayed a little low from Bernardo. Right hand lands. Menard, though, pressuring and Bernardo is covering up and eats a hard uppercut. Big right hand! Bernardo goes down! He's up but still does not look good here. Menard landing bombs again as the round comes to an end, with Bernardo hanging on. Menard 10-8, 20-17

Round 3: Menard continuing to put the pressure on Bernard, who just seems unsure of himself right now. Menard not going banana to get a knockout, either. He's fighting smart here. GOOD HEAVENS A MASSIVE RIGHT HAND AND EUDY BERNARDO IS OUT COLD! YET ANOTHER KO OF THE YEAR CONTENDER Menard KO-3


Round 1: Bejenaru giving up height and reach, but he's shooting the left out of the southpaw stance fairly confidently early. Zubov feeling it out, throws a right to the body. Bejenaru moving on the outside, sticking in shots here and there. Lots of nervous energy, as Steve Farhood points out. Tompkins adds, "Not a lot of punching, but excellent footwork." Nobody really landing anything too significant in the first round. Bejenaru 10-9

Round 2: Bejenaru’s tap and touch game is not exactly thrilling but Zubov is doing nothing in there. Bejenaru catches Zubov off balance with a left hand in combination. Catches him on the way in again. Bejenaru with a thudding jab at the end of the round. Zubov could stand to do something. Bejenaru 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Zubov trying a bit more this round, but not having much success. Bejenaru just looks like the more fluid, consistent fighter so far. He's working in and out, catching Zubov with the odd clean shot that catches the eye, and neutralizing Zubov's offense -- if there is any -- with his good movement. Bejenaru slips on a charge forward, no knockdown. Bejenaru 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: A little trade early in the round, Zubov gets clipped and hurt a little bit, and he's a little more tentative again after that. Bejenaru is just doing a really nice job shutting Zubov down here. He's not letting him get anything done. Bejenaru with another solid shot late in the round. Zubov's jab has nothing on it and he can't get range. Wild right hook, Bejenaru flings himself to the canvas for the second time. Bejenaru 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Zubov continues to struggle. Showing no ability to adjust on the fly, showing no ability to deal with the jittery movement of Bejenaru. This is, so far, just a lousy performance. He's getting clipped with both hands. Bejenaru has simply been the sharper, better, smarter fighter in this one. Zubov is plodding and tight. Bejenaru 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: More of the same. Zubov just cannot get untracked in this fight. Bejenaru is better than him, and that appears to have fully set in a couple of rounds ago. Bejenaru 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: Bejenaru ruled down 30 seconds into the 7th round, but he’s not hurt or anything. SHO producers tell the commentators that no punch landed. Zubov gets some confidence, though, and it might help. Not a lot happening the rest of the round, back to the same pace. Replay shows it was a clean knockdown. Zubov 10-8, Bejenaru 68-64

Round 8: Zubov trying to press a bit more this round. He smacks Bejenaru on the back of the head and gets a second warning. Bejenaru has terrible habit of lunging to almost absurd degree. Fairly close round. Zubov 10-9, Bejenaru 77-74

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