Friday, April 13, 2012
Solid prospects in upcoming shows
By Dan Rafael
Middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KOs) of Salisbury, Md., will meet Las Vegas' Chris Fitzpatrick (15-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder that has been added to the "ShoBox: The New Generation" telecast on April 20 (Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT) at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The tripleheader is headlined by former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KOs) versus Caleb Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs), with junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs) facing Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KOs) in the co-feature.
And on May 11, three more rising prospects will be featured on a "ShoBox: The New Generation" tripleheader at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. Headlining the card will be Cuban defector Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs), a 2004 Olympic silver medalist and southpaw, against Freddy Hernandez (30-2, 20 KOs) of Mexico in a scheduled 10-round junior middleweight bout. Also in televised bouts, Sweden's Badou Jack (10-0, 8 KOs), a 2008 Olympian, will face Alexander Brand (17-0, 15 KOs) of Colombia in an eight-round super middleweight bout, with junior lightweight Rances Barthelemy (15-0, 11 KOs), also from Cuba, opening the show against Mexico's Aalan Martinez (12-1-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled eight-rounder.