Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ShoBox visits the Connecticut Woods on Friday night!

Undefeated Boxers Joel Diaz Jr and Frank Galarza Highlight ShoBox:The New Generation Doubleheader
by Alex Pierpaoli  

On Friday night Foxwoods Resort and Casino hosts a DiBella Entertainment, in association with Jean Pascal Promotions, fight card this Friday night at the world famous Mashantucket, CT venue. Unbeaten junior lightweight (130lbs) boxer Joel Diaz Jr. squares off against Canadian, Tyler Asselstine, and Frank Galarza battles Sebastian Bouchard in the co-featured junior middleweight (154lbs) contest.

Diaz Jr, now 15-0 (12), will be making his second trip between the ropes this year, after coming off a 6 round unanimous decision win over Jose Angel Beranza in March. Tyler Asselstine, 14-1 (7), also returns to the ring after a 6 round unanimous decision victory; his over Luis Montano in December. Heavy-handed
Diaz Jr, of Palmdale, California, has the unblemished record and may have the edge in power over Asselstine, but the Toronto junior lightweight's sole defeat came via close majority decision.

Brooklyn junior middleweight Frank Galarza, 13-0-2 (9), is returning to Showtime's airwaves after a head-thumping kayo of previously unbeaten John Thompson back in January. Galarza scored another kayo win in April and hopes to increase his kayo streak to five since his draw with Jason Thompson a little over one year ago. His opponent, Sebastien Bouchard, 8-0 (2), a skilled boxer out of Quebec, is fighting for the first time this year and last saw action in November when he won a six round unanimous decision over Mohamed Sidi Silmani.

ShoBox:The Next Generation's mission has always been to highlight up & coming talent in both corners rather than just showcasing a product, and this week's offering looks to be another early glimpse at tomorrow's contenders and rising stars.

Other bouts on the card according to BoxRec.com (as of noon 5/13):

Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
commission: Mashantucket Pequot Athletic Commission
television: USA Showtime  
division                  boxer              W-L-D              opponent            W-L-D           Sch                              
super feather     Joel Diaz Jr       15(12)-0 vs.   Tyler Asselstine       14(7)-1              10           
light middle       Frank Galarza    13(9)-0-2 vs.  Sebastien Bouchard   8(2)-0            8
light heavy        Travis Peterkin   11(5)-0 vs.      Larry Pryor                 7(4)-9               8          
super feather     Bryant Cruz       10(6)-0 vs.      Osnel Charles           10(1)-8-1          6
feather    Gervonta Davis           6(6)-0  vs.          TBA                                                4       
welter     Kareem Martin             1(1)-0  vs.          TBA                                                4       
super middle John Magda       5(4)-0      vs.       Dave Courchaine        2(2)-3             4         

                   all bouts subject to change & commission approval                                                                   

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