135 pound prospect Devin Haney (19-0, 13 KOs) has just been scheduled to make his return next month when he headlines a ShoBox: The New Generation card on September 28th. Haney will be taking on Juan Carlos Burgos (33-2-2, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder live from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, CA.
“Burgos is a tough fighter who has been in several world title fights, so I know he’s going to be ready for war,” Haney said. “He’s been in with Mikey Garcia and Rocky Martinez, so I know he’s my toughest opponent to date. I’m ready to shine once again on SHOWTIME, give the fans another great performance and prove I’m ready to take the next step.”
The card’s co-feature will feature a rematch of lightweights Thomas Mattice (13-0, 10 KOs) and Zhora Hamazaryan (9-1, 6 KOs) who fought in last month, with Mattice earning a highly controversial split decision.
“Everyone knows I beat Mattice in our last fight but I was robbed,” Hamazaryan said. “Now it’s time to put matters into my own hands and go for the knockout. He better be ready for the onslaught because it’s coming. He went down last time, but this time he won’t be getting up.”
Finally middleweight prospects Cem Kilic (11-0, 7 KOs) and Donnie Marshall (9-0, 6 KOs) will go head-to-head to open the televised tripleheader.
“I’m ready to take my career to the next level and remain undefeated,” Marshall said. “Kilic is in for a rude awakening. He’s never been in the ring with a hungry fighter like me. I’m going to win and win impressively.”