The first Showtime ShoBox of 2022 falls on January 7 of the New Year
SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATIONÂ® STARTS 2022 WITH A TRIPLE-HEAD WITH SIX UNDUCTED FIGHTERS FRIDAY JANUARY 7 LIVE ON SHOWTIMEÂ®
First time in the history of ShoBox All the fighters enter the fight night without any loss; Orlando, Florida, home to the first New Year’s fight
NEW YORK – December 13, 2021 – ShoBox: the new generation kicks off the 2022 boxing calendar with a triple title featuring six undefeated fighters on Friday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET / PT from the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida.
All three undefeated clashes include fighters with a combined record of 80-0 and 57 knockouts and mark the first time ShoBox has presented a triple title in which all six fighters enter the fight night without a loss in the 20-year history. from the outlook series. The event is also the first time that ShoBox will take place in Orlando as a Luis Nunez (15-0, 11 KOs), who made his ShoBox debut in September, is fighting Carlos Arrieta Puerto Rico’s (14-0, 8 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight main event.
The co-function opposes the hard knocks Castillo Starling (16-0, 12 KOs) vs. returnee ShoBox Otar Eranossian (10-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout. In the opening of the telecast, artist knocked out Edwin De Los Santos (13-0, 12 KOs) battles William Foster III (12-0, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight fight. All six fighters have deep amateur pedigrees, underscoring their commitment to the sport.
There will be a new face on the ShoBox telecast as a veteran combat sports reporter Brian campbell will join the former world champion Raul Marquez at the forefront as an expert analyst, while the International Boxing Hall of Famer Barry tompkins call the action step by step. Member of the Hall of Fame Steve farhood will remain part of the remote broadcast team.
The television broadcasting of the three fights is promoted by Sampson Boxing.
âWe’re excited to kick off our 21st straight year of action with a prototype ShoBox map that features six undefeated fighters facing the toughest challenges of their young careers,â said Gordon Room, executive producer of ShoBox: The New Generation. âWe’re also thrilled to add versatile combat sports reporter Brian Campbell to one of boxing’s top broadcast teams. Brian has shone in a variety of roles during SHOWTIME assignments over the past few years and we look forward to adding him to the team.
Here’s more on each of the three fights:
Nunez vs. Arrieta – 10-Round Lightweight Main Event Fight
Decorated amateur in the Dominican Republic, Luis “The Twist” Nunez de Puerto Plata started boxing at the age of eight and won several national championships as a member of the Dominican national team, including gold at the Boxing Championship. youth 2016. A friendly pressure fighter with heavy hands, Nunez turned professional at 18, passing all tests given to him in his native country. On his 22nd birthday in September, Nunez made his US debut, upsetting the then undefeated Jayvon Garnett on ShoBox. His unblemished resume also includes a unanimous decision over then-20-3-1 Eliezer Aquino and a fourth-round knockout over defeated Giovanni Gutierrez.
âChange starts at the end of your comfort zone, nothing is beyond your reach as long as you’re willing to work hard for it,â Nunez said (in photo below):
âComing back to SHOWTIME, for me, is more than a privilege because I feel that every day I am closer to the realization of my dream which everyone can witness. I don’t know much about my opponent, but I’m sure on January 7th I’ll go out the front door, God willing! To have one more victory in my career is like climbing the ranks to be in the big leagues, that’s where I want to be.
Like Nunez, Puerto Rican Arrieta was an accomplished amateur in his native country, winning several national tournaments. The 27-year-old turned pro in 2015, campaigning primarily in Puerto Rico for the first four years of his career. He made his U.S. debut in 2020, scoring a first round knockout in Biloxi, Mississippi. Under the ring nickname “The Chosen One”, Arrieta faced a strong acceleration in competition during her debut with ShoBox. In his last outing, he won a six-round unanimous decision over Julio Buitrago. Check out an excerpt from Arrieta below:
“The training is going very well and I will be ready,” said Arrieta. âI know my opponent is very good and I know it will be a great fight, but I will win at home because it is a great opportunity for me to shine and to level up. This is an opportunity that I will not pass up.
Castillo vs. Eranosyan – Lightweight Eight Round Fight
Castillo, 26, scored an outright knockout on his US debut in July, blowing up then undefeated Miguel Contreras in the second round. Hailing from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Castillo turned pro in 2017 and has achieved knockout victories in four of his last five fights. Castillo scored his career-best victory in September, winning a unanimous decision over former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos. Castillo was a very successful amateur boxer in the Dominican Republic, fighting 460 times.
âI can’t wait to get back into the square circle doing what I love and what I’m working really hard on,â said âEl Poliâ Castillo. âI am so excited and honored to be put on a platform like ShoBox. We expect a very courageous and action packed fight, because of our fighting styles. They make a great fighting recipe. This victory will catapult me ââup the rankings and force boxing fans to start to notice me.
Ranked No.7 by the WBA at 130 pounds, Eranosyan was a highly decorated Georgian amateur with 290 total fights who seamlessly rose to paid ranks. The 28-year-old didn’t turn pro until August 2020 but has fought 10 times already. Now based in Miami Beach, Fla., âPitbullâ holds two notable fourth round knockouts against 32-4 Juan Carlos Pena. Eranosyan made his ShoBox debut in September, defeating the much-loved Alejandro Guerrero by unanimous decision in Broken Arrow, Okla. Eranosyan returns to his more familiar Florida, where he has fought each of his other fights professionally.
“It is a great honor for me to fight on SHOWTIME and to show the world once again that I am the best in my weight class,” said Eranosyan. âMy opponent is a good undefeated boxer. I’ve seen some of his fights and I’m sure we’ll put on a spectacular fight for the fans. Like all of my other victories in my career, this victory will bring me closer to a championship fight, to become an undisputed world champion.
De Los Santos vs. Foster – Eight Round Super Featherweight Fight
Edwin De Los Santos started boxing in his native Dominican Republic at the age of 12, and by age 14 he had won his first amateur tournament. He turned pro in 2018 and competed exclusively in his native country. With one-punch power, De Los Santos has scored saves in his last seven fights. Among his most impressive performances, there is a first round knockout over Juan Alberto Garcia Perez then 8-2 and a unanimous decision over then 31-10 Francisco Contreras. De Los Santos will make its US debut on January 7.
“With my preparation and dedication, I promise to give the best of myself and, most importantly, a great show, for the audience to enjoy,” said De Los Santos, 22. âIt’s an inexplicable feeling to be on SHOWTIME for my first time because it’s a great opportunity that not many people get to experience. My opponent is a good undefeated boxer. I know it will be a war, but I work too hard not to achieve the victory You won’t want to miss it.
William Foster III, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, started boxing at the age of four and started competing at the age of 10. He had an amateur record of 64-17, qualifying for the national championships. Junior Olympics, Golden Gloves Nationals (where he was a finalist in 2014) and PAL Nationals. De Los Santos will be the third unbeaten opponent in Foster’s young career. He already owns two wins over 10-0 fighters at Donald Smith and Sulaiman Segawa. The 28-year-old is the younger brother of professional 20-0 light heavyweight prospect Charles Foster.
âI am very excited to be fighting on SHOWTIME and I hope it opens the door to more opportunities,â said Foster, known as âThe Silent Assassinâ.
âI know my opponent is young and ambitious, but he makes a big mistake fighting me. He makes a big mistake if he thinks I’m like all the other fighters. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s going to be a very fun night for me. A victory will bring me one step closer to my goal as a fighter which is to be the most dangerous fighter who has ever lived.
The executive producer of ShoBox: The New Generation is Gordon Room with Richard gaughan produce and Rick phillips direction.