SHOBOX Weights/Photos: Pedraza-Farmer, Jermain Taylor, more



L-R: Tevin Farmer, Lamar Russ, Jonathan Cepeda & Jose Pedraza


All the fighters competing on ShoBox: The New Generation tomorrow/Friday, Oct. 12, live onSHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) made weight on their first attempts Thursday at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Mo.


In the eight-round main event, former international amateur standout  and highly regarded Puerto Rican prospect, Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza (10-0, 6 KOs), faces southpaw Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (7-3-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a lightweight fight.

The ShoBox co-feature at Ameristar Casino will pit hard-hitting Dominican Jonathan “El Conquistador” Cepeda (12-0, 11 KOs), of Jersey City, N.J., against Lamar “The Boxing Que” Russ (10-0, 6 KOs), of Tallahassee, Fla., in a collision of unbeaten middleweights in an eight-round bout.

Highlights from a fight featuring Jermain Taylor against Raul Munoz and a live interview with Taylor, a former undisputed middleweight champion, will be shown during the telecast

The event is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions, in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions.

Tickets are priced at $100, $75 and $40 and can be purchased through the Ameristar Casino or by calling (314) 267-2204.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 6 p.m.


Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with Steve Farhoodserving as expert analyst. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.



WEIGHTS: Pedraza weighed 133 pounds, Farmer 133 1/2. Cepeda, Russ and Taylor each weighed 161 ½ pounds, Munoz 162.
Jonathan Cepeda (R) vs. Lamar Russ
Dannie Williams 139 vs. Rynell Griffin 136
Chris Rapa 158 vs. Zac Kelley 159
Tor Hamer 229 vs. Dominic Alexander 209
Jose Ponce 213 vs. Quintell Thompson 197
Kevin Engle 173 vs. Shannon Miller 174

Nick Reeder 195.5 vs. Keith Jackson 196


Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME



Jose Pedraza (R) vs. Tevin Farmer


Jermain Taylor (R) vs. Raul Munoz

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