ShoBox: The New Generation returns with a four-fight card on March 10, highlighted by the return of highly-touted prospect Brandun Lee.
Showtime announced the full lineup of fights for the March 10 show, taking place at the “Fight Sphere” inside the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Headlining that card is Lee (21-0, 19 KO, taking on Samuel Teah (17-3-1, 7 KO) in a 10-round bout at junior welterweight.
Lee is no stranger to fighting on ShoBox, having fought on the show in October 2020 with a 94-second win against Jimmy Williams. Since then, Lee went to fight on the undercard of a Showtime-televised event in December, stopping Dakota Linger in three rounds. Despite the coronavirus pandemic putting Lee’s fight plans on hold for several months, he was still able to fight four times in 2020, winning all four fights inside three rounds.
Teah also has experience fighting on ShoBox, but did not find success in each time out. Teah scored a major win against current super featherweight contender O’Shaquie Foster in 2015, but lost a decision to Montana Love in 2018. Later that year, Teah won in his third trip on ShoBox, securing a decision win against Kenneth Sims Jr.
The co-main event bout will feature Misael Lopez (11-0, 5 KO) taking on Jordan White (10-1, 8 KO) in an eight-round bout. Lopez returns to the ring 15 months after his last fight, which was a no decision against Nestor Robledo. Prior to that, Lopez defeated Richard Flores with a first-round TKO back in March 2019. White also spent more than a year waiting to fight. His last time out was in February 2020 when he stopped then-unbeaten fighter Ronaldo Solis, his sixth straight victory.
The rest of the televised card will feature four undefeated prospects in action. Steven Ortiz takes on Jeremy Hill while Victor Padilla faces Thomas Velazquez. Ortiz (11-0, 3 KO), who fights out of Philadelphia, returns to ShoBox for the first time since 2018 when he defeated Wesley Ferrer. Since that fight, Ortiz fought twice, winning both bouts by decision. Hill (14-0, 9 KO) has been busy during the COVID-19 era of boxing. From last July to November, Hill fought three times, emerging victorious in all three trips to the ring.
Padilla (8-0, 7 KO) has won six of his eight pro bouts with a first-round victory, including his most recent fight against Israel Suarez Olmeda in January 2020. Padilla, a former amateur standout, trains alongside the likes of Tevin Farmer and Jason Sosa. Velasquez (10-0-1, 6 KO) returned to the ring after a near three-year long absence from the sweet science by knocking out Gustavo Molina in March 2020.
Barry Tompkins will call the action alongside Steve Farhood and Raul Marquez as expert analysis.