Your fight-size boxing update:
- Shortly after getting knocked out by Aston Palicte in a WBO super flyweight title eliminator on January 31, Jose Martinez wrote a statement on Facebook in Spanish. Below is the statement, translated to English, thanking those who have supported him throughout the build up to the fight.
Before anything else, I want to thank God for allowing me to be okay. We definitely worked hard but this was not my night. I want to thank everybody for their immense support. I love you all and to those that want to criticize me, you're more than within your right to do so, but for me, the most important thing is my family.
- Below are the official weights for tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader card on Showtime. It was originally supposed to be a tripleheader but the scheduled televised opener between Abraham Nova and Oluwaseun Joshua Wahab was canceled after Wahab had to withdraw from the bout due to immigration issues entering the U.S. from Ghana.
Main Event: Super Middleweight bout (168-pound limit):
- Ronald Ellis: 167 1/2 pounds
- DeAndre Ware: 166 3/4 pounds
Co-Main Event: Lightweight bout (135-pound limit):
- Thomas Mattice: 134 1/4 pounds
- Will Madera: 134 1/2 pounds
- Below are weights for tomorrow's Matchroom Boxing card from England with Sergio Garcia and Ted Cheeseman fighting for the European junior middleweight title in the main event:
- According to a report from Asian Boxing, WBO Asia Pacific Female minimumweight titleholder Kasumi Saeki will fight on April 27 in a potential world title fight.