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Notes: Quadrupleheader on 'ShoBox'

2/23/2015

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Showtime’s March 13 edition of “ShoBox: The New Generation” will be a quadrupleheader and take place at The Space in Westbury, New York, and will be headlined by middleweight Antoine Douglas (16-0-1, 10 KOs) against Thomas LaManna (16-0, 7 KOs) in a 10-rounder. In the eight-round lightweight co-feature, Ismael Barroso (16-0-2, 15KOs) will take on Issouf Kinda (17-2, 7 KOs). In two other eight-rounders on the broadcast, super middleweight Jerry Odom (12-1, 11 KOs) will get a chance to avenge his only defeat against Andrew Hernandez (8-0-1, 1 KO) and junior featherweight Adam Lopez (9-0, 4 KOs) will meet Pablo Cruz (11-0, 3 KOs).

• Another “ShoBox” card is in the works for April 10 at the Aviator Arena in Brooklyn, where promoter Lou DiBella and Showtime are working on a tripleheader. The fighters expected to be featured on the card are lightweight Ivan Redkach (18-0, 14 KOs), junior middleweight Frank Galarza (16-0-2, 10 KOs) and middleweight Ievgen Khytrov (8-0, 8 KOs).

• Flyweight titlist Juan Carlos Reveco (35-1, 19 KOs), of Argentina, is headed to Kazuto Ioka’s hometown of Osaka, Japan, to defend his belt for the seventh time on April 22. Ioka (16-1, 10 KOs), a former strawweight and junior flyweight titleholder, is bidding to win a title in his third weight class. He had a flyweight title shot against Amnat Ruenroeng last May but lost a split decision in Osaka. Ioka has won two fights in a row since. Reveco won his only previous title bout in Japan in 2013.

• With three-belt light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev set to defend his titles against former champion Jean Pascal on March 14 (HBO) at the Bell Centre in Pascal’s hometown of Montreal, HBO will present “Road To Kovalev-Pascal,” a 15-minute documentary previewing their significant showdown. It debuts Feb. 28 at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT.