“I’m excited that Showtime chose Broken Arrow for these boxing matches during ShoBox’s 20th anniversary,” said Mayor Debra Wimpy of Broken Arrow. “There is no other place in the beautiful and award-winning Rose District to showcase these amazing athletes. The atmosphere on the main street is like never before, with spectators around the world. We look forward to seeing what we Broken Arrows have known for a long time. The Rose District and our citizens are second to none when it comes to celebrating art and entertainment. “
Promoter Dmitriy Salita says he hopes the weather will work together to make it an unforgettable stage for the fight on Friday night.
“We are honored to be able to promote the ShoBox on September 24th in such a unique outdoor environment,” says Salita. “The City of Broken Arrow is a great host and we’re happy to be back at this extraordinary ShoBox event. The weather forecast is positive and we have a great show with crossroads fighting from top to bottom.”
In the unlikely event of bad weather, the show will relocate to the 1500 S. Main St at the Central Park Community Center.
O’Quin vs. Sanchez – 10 Round Bantamweight Main Event Match
Formerly ranked in the top 10 of the world at £ 115 by the WBO, O’Quin finally fought at £ 118 in a unanimous decision to dominate Oscar Basquez in the 250th edition of ShoBox in January 2020. Rank as No. 1 Amateur O’Quin, a country bantamweight who set a record of 130-18 before turning pro in 2015, boasts the ability to throw very fast hands and easy combinations. increase. A fan favorite in his hometown of Detroit, he was busy in 2018 and 2019, winning three times each year and five out of six battles in his hometown of Michigan.
“I was waiting for this moment,” O’Quin said. “I can’t wait to show my talent to the world again. I don’t know much about him, but he should learn as much as he can about me. That doesn’t help him. No. This has a level and he’s not my level so I’m going to win. It will be clear soon. I’m a strong force in the bantamweight division. Training is going well But it’s hard. I train hard and fight easily. “
The 24-year-old Sanchez, who is ranked 8th by the WBA for £ 118, has won four consecutive battles. At his last time-out, Sanchez did Frank Gonzalez’s quick job and knocked him down three times on his way to the stop of the first round. Originally from Pacoima, California, he recorded a stoppage for the eighth round of Brandon Benitez in his May 2019 ShoBox debut. He withdrew his decision to split into Edwin Rodríguez in the next fight, but rebounded with a unanimous decision. Jump start his winning streak over Victor Trejo Garcia. Trained by Manny Robles, Sanchez is the younger brother of 19-1 Pro Featherweight Emilio Sanchez.
“This is the biggest battle of my career on the biggest stage of my career and I will not miss this opportunity,” Sanchez said. “I show everyone watching at SHOWTIME that I’m with the Big Boy. O’Quin is a good fighter, but I’m going to give him the first defeat. I’m in my career It’s time to turn that turning point into a world title shot. That’s the time. “
Garnet vs. Nunez – 10 Round Super Featherweight Match
Jabon Garnet is from the talented boxing city of Cincinnati, Ohio, and first wore boxing gloves at the age of six. He developed his style, hone his skills and had a great amateur career fighting over 110 times in Ohio’s highly competitive amateur boxing scene. The 26-year-old unanimously decides on Jose Agel, who was once beaten in June, and is about to win his career as a professional. 5’3 “Garnet combined extraordinary speed and accuracy with power trends to stop five of the first six professional opponents. He was in the last four contests on the scorecard. All won unanimously.
“It feels great to fight at SHOWTIME,” Garnett said. “I’ve always dreamed of fighting on a big platform, but I never dreamed it would be the ShoBox for my first TV fight. I’m not sure about my opponents, In the ring, I’m a boxer and thinker, but I also have a heavy punch. With this victory, I’m going to the next level of the ladder and approaching the world rankings. Will be. “
An amateur decorated in the Dominican Republic, Luis Reynard Nunez of Puerto Plata began boxing at the age of eight and won numerous national championships as a member of the Dominican national team, including a gold medal at the 2016 Youth Championship. A fan-friendly pressure fighter with heavy hands, Nunez turned professional at the age of 18 and passed all the tests placed in front of him in his home country. His intact resume includes a unanimous decision against 20-3-1 Eliezer Aquino and a fourth round KO against the once beaten Giovanni Gutierrez.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to fight at SHOWTIME,” said 21-year-old Nunez, who is fighting for the first time outside the Dominican Republic. “My opponent is a good fighter, but I’m here to show him what will happen to the actual competition. Thanks to my team for giving me this opportunity. I’m looking forward to making a splash on TV. “
Guerrero vs. Elanosian – 8 Round Lightweight Match
Guerrero, who fights from Houston, Texas, is a bold prospect who is aiming to make his third appearance in ShoBox and set a record in the prospect development series to 2-1. He won the closely contested Slugfest in March 2020 by a majority vote over Jose Anglo, but was angry with Abraham Montoya in February. The 23-year-old “Pork Chop” is a well-known amateur who has won two junior national titles and sparred with world champions Mikey Garcia and Brandon Rios at the famous Garcia Boxing Academy in California.
“Training is going well,” Guerrero said. “I’ve been in good shape for two months and now I’m just fixing the basics here and there with my technique. I think Elanosian will be tough, so I’m strong to know he can fight. I’m training hard because I need more preparation than preparation. The guy doesn’t walk in the park. But I now have a different mindset. Last The battle entered with the spirit of “defeating everyone.” This, I have to enter with a wise mind, actually put the guy in the box and use all my skills. “
Elanocian, ranked 9th by the WBA for £ 130, was a highly decorated Georgian amateur who seamlessly moved to the paid ranks. The 27-year-old didn’t turn professional until August 2020, but has already fought nine times. Currently based in Miami Beach, Florida, the Pitbull owns two notable fourth-round KOs at 32-4 Juan Carlos Peña, including the final time-out on August 13. It’s 2021 time and it’s also his first professional fight outside of Florida.
“I haven’t studied Guerrero very much, but I’ve seen some fights. He’s a great fighter with very good punching power and very good stamina,” Elanosian said. rice field. “To prepare for this fight for him, I’m adding a lot of stamina training and working on my legs. I don’t know exactly what will happen, but simply because I’m the best in the department. ,I’ll win.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, founder, executive writer and senior editor of FightBook MMA. Passionate about martial arts, he is also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He is also a former MMA fighter and kickboxer.
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