Odom replaces Ellis versus Jackson on Shobox Friday night
JERRY ODOM TO FACE JULIUS JACKSON IN MATCHUP OF SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS NEXTFRIDAY, JULY 22 ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
Odom Replaces The Injured Ronald Ellis In Co-Featured Bout Live On SHOWTIME® At 10 p.m. ET/PT From Foxwoods Resort Casino In Mashantucket, Conn.
World-Ranked Adam Lopez Risks Perfect Record Against
Roman Reynoso In Main Event Live
at 10 p.m. ET/PT
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ProspectJerry Odomsteps up to faceJulius Jacksonin a matchup of super middleweights nextFriday, July 22on ShoBox: The New Generation live onSHOWTIME(10 p.m. ET/PT) fromFoxwoods Resort Casinoin
The hard-hitting Odom (13-2-1, 12 KOs) replaces Ronald Ellis, who pulled out of the bout on Thursday with a right hand injury.
Odom was deep in training and looking to bounce back from a controversial draw with Ellis in February on ShoBox when he received the opportunity to face Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs). Jackson is the older brother of John and son of former two-division world champion Julian "The Hawk" Jackson.
"I have been training for a few fights that fell through. I'm in shape and ready to go," Odom said. "When my team got the call we decided it was the right decision to take this opportunity.
"My power will be a big factor. Jackson has faced punchers before, but he hasn't faced one like me. This is a great opportunity, and I will put on a show next Friday."
Undefeated top 10-ranked super bantamweight Adam "Mantequilla" Lopez (15-0, 7 KOs) faces Roman Ruben Reynoso (18-1-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. In an eight round lightweight bout, O'Shaquie Foster (10-1, 7 KOs) meets Rolando Chinea (12-1-1, 6 KOs).
The July 22 ShoBox telecast marks the 15-year anniversary of the celebrated prospect developmental series.