THOMAS OOSTHUIZEN-MARCUS JOHNSON
SHOBOX TRIPLE HEADER COMPLETE UNDERCARD
Live at 11 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®
From Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
NEW YORK (April 26, 2012) — Tomorrow night, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will present an exciting tripleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla. Headlining the seven-bout card will be highly regarded undefeated South African southpaw, Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (18-0-1, 13KO’s) taking on his most dangerous opponent to date when he meets hard-hitting Marcus “Too Much” Johnson (21-1, 15KO’s) in a 10-round super middleweight showdown.
Also seeing action on the televised portion of the card will be fellow DiBella Entertainment prospects, Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (15-0, 11KO’s) and 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (7-0, 6KO’s). Both Del Valle and Pedraza are members of Team Puerto Rico, a group of some of the most promising prospects in all of boxing promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Gary Shaw Productions, Javier Bustillo’s Universal Promotions and Warriors Boxing. Like Oosthuizen, the world-rated Del Valle will take on his toughest opponent to date when he meets once-beaten Christopher Martin (23-1-3, 6KO’s) in the 10-round super bantamweight co-feature. Pedraza, who is the current WBC Super Featherweight Youth Champion, is set to open up the telecast when he squares off against Gil Garcia (5-2-1, 1KO) over eight scheduled rounds.
Before the SHOWTIME® cameras begin rolling, the fans in Miami will be treated to an entertaining undercard, featuring DBE fighters, Ivan Redkach (9-0, 8KO’s), Tor Hamer (14-1, 10KO’s) and Allan Benitez (4-1, 1KO) all seeing action.
Redkach, originally hailing from Ukraine, but not living and training in Los Angeles, CA will be making his 2012 debut after going 4-0, with 4 knockouts, in 2011. Redkach is scheduled to face off against Rynell Griffin (6-8-2, 2KO’s) in the lightweight prospect’s first scheduled eight-rounder.
New York-based heavyweight Hamer has been a staple on DBE’s Broadway Boxing shows over the past few years. Hamer made his anticipated return to the ring on March 7, after spending a little over a year on the shelf tending to a hand injury. Hamer returned in impressive fashion, scoring a devastating second-round knockout over Dieuly Aristilde. Hamer will look to add another impressive victory to his resume when he takes on veteran Galen Brown (37-19-1, 23KO’s) in their six-round heavyweight matchup.
In another heavyweight match-up, undefeated heavyweight contender, Joe “The Future” Hanks (19-0, 13KO’s) will look to make it a perfect 20-0 when he takes on eighty fight veteran Marcus Rhode, in a six-round heavyweight special attraction.
Rounding out the card will be the Robert Garcia-trained Benitez as he takes on Oklahoma City’s own Terrence Harris in a four-round lightweight contest.
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About ShoBox: The New Generation
Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough. The ShoBox philosophy is to televise exciting, crowd-pleasing and competitive matches while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. The growing list of fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Leonard Dorin, Scott Harrison, Juan Diaz, Jeff Lacy, Ricky Hatton, Joan Guzman, Juan Urango, David Diaz, Robert Guerrero, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Malignaggi, Kendall Holt, Timothy Bradley, Bernard Dunne, Yonnhy Perez, Yuri Foreman, Andre Ward, Cornelius Bundrage and, most recently, Rico Ramos.
About Showtime Networks Inc.:
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DiBella Entertainment builds upon the unique insights Lou DiBella developed as a television executive and matchmaker to combat the contractual exploitation of professional boxers. DiBella Entertainment creates a business model that shifts the balance of power from promoters to boxers; and establishes a legacy of matchmaking excellence, both in an effort to improve the health of the boxing industry. DiBella Entertainment represents its athletes with honesty and integrity all while making the best and fairest financial deals for its clients.