KEVIN NEWMAN AND GENC PLLANA TALK TRAINING CAMP AHEAD OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TRIPLEHEADER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
LAS VEGAS – (February 13, 2020) Mayweather Promotions will showcase nine exciting undercard bouts on their Facebook Live & YouTube page ahead of the ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on Friday, February 28 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas. The digital presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET/74:00 p.m. PT.
Undercard live streaming action will feature Mayweather Promotions’ newly signed prospect hailing from the UK Viddal Riley 3-0 (2 KOs) who will make his Sin City Showdown debut vs. Muhammad Abdullah 4-1-1 (2 KOs), once-beaten super lightweight contender Ladarius “Memphis” Miller 20-1 (6 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Marcos Jimenez 24-9 (16 KOs) in a 10-round attraction, and Lanell “KO” Bellows 19-5-3 (12 Kos) returns to the Sin City Showdown to face super middleweight Malcom Jones 15-1 (9 KOs). Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Rakhmanov 12-2-1 (6 KOs) vs. Idd Pialari (11-3-1 (6 KOs) in an exciting 10-round welterweight matchup, Maurice Lee 12-1 (5 KOs), who’s returning for his third consecutive Sin City Showdown appearance will take on Ryan Pino 8-4-2 (4 Kos), undefeated Frank Martin 10-0 (7 KOs) pitted against Reymond Yanong 10-4-1 (9 KOs) in a 6-round super lightweight bout, undefeated and newly signed Mayweather Promotions prospect Rock Myrthil 16-0 (13 KOs) goes head-to-head versus Johnny Rodriguez 9-5-1 (5 KOs), another newly signed prospect Kevin Johnson 7-2 (4 KOs) will make his Mayweather debut to take on Mexico’s Daniel Echeverria 21-10 (18 KOs), and Arizona’s Micky Scala 1-0 (1 KO) will face Nate Morrow 2-2- (2 KOs) in the card opener.
The ShoBox tripleheader begins at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT and is headlined by undefeated super lightweight prospect Malik “Ice Man” Hawkins 18-0 (11 KOs) squaring off against fellow undefeated prospect Keith “Tha Bounty” Hunter 11-0 (7 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Co-main event action features 2016 Olympian Richardson Hitchins 10-0 (5 KOs) vs. Rhode Island’s Nick DeLomba 16-2 (5KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight event and, super middleweights Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman II 11-1-1 (6 KOs) and Genc Pllana 7-1-1 (4 KOs) will face off in the televised opener for 10 rounds of action.
Tickets for the Mayweather Promotions’ Sin City Showdown start at $25 and can be purchased at: https://mayweatherpromotions.com/events/.
Cruiserweight prospect Riley (3-0, 2 KOs) will put his undefeated record on the line against Abdullah (4-1-1, 2 KOs) in a four-round cruiserweight bout. The 22-year-old Riley represented England at the European Junior Boxing Championships in Russia in 2013. As an amateur, Riley won eight national championships and had a record of 41-8 (19 KOs). He recorded knockouts in his first two pro fights and notched a four-round unanimous decision in his third pro bout. Recognized widely as the trainer for YouTube star KSI, Riley is eager to step in the ring on February 28 to make a powerful statement and showcase his abilities in the ring.
Since suffering his only decision loss in 2016, Miller has won 11 fights in a row, adding six knockouts to his resume, plus a victory over current world champion Jamel Herring. By facing a steady slew of veterans and contenders, Miller is in position for a world title fight in the not too distant future. Miller comes off a split decision victory over Jezzrel Corrales on the Davis vs. Nunez undercard. This will be the first fight of the year for Miller and his eighth Sin City Showdown appearance.
Born Kansas City Missouri, but fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, Bellows garnered the alias “KO” after clearing his opponents out in the ring with 12 out his 19 victorious by KO. Bellows turned pro in 2012 after being signed to Mayweather Promotions, and the super middleweight is determined to stay busy and get back on track to a title opportunity in the near future.
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. Some of the growing list of the 81 fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Errol Spence Jr., Andre Ward, Deontay Wilder, Erislandy Lara, Shawn Porter, Gary Russell Jr., Lamont Peterson, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Nonito Donaire, Devon Alexander, Carl Froch, Robert Guerrero, Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Juan Manuel Lopez, Chad Dawson, Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams and more.