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Early Look at ShoBox’s November 5th Fight Card

The preliminary bout sheet for the November 5th ShoBox event in Fargo, ND has been released by DiBella Entertainment, and there are a few dandy matchups and a nice local flavor.  The tendency was definitely to load up on middleweights and variations thereof, with matches of junior middleweights, middleweights, and super middleweights taking up 6 of the 10 slots on the card.  Some of the matches (ie Rodriguez-McGirt, Davis-Pryor) look brilliant on paper, while others (ie Kolle-Osorio, Smith-Pacheco Quiroz) seem to have been put together with an eye toward a quick knockout and a sure “W.”  Seldom does an evening of boxing go entirely according to plan, however, and that’s why they fight the fights in the ring and not on paper.  Tickets are available from Ticketmaster or from the Scheels Arena box office, or the fights can be watched on Showtime or followed round-by-round from ringside on the Fistic Mystic Blog.

Edwin Rodriguez (16-0 with 12 kayos) -vs- James McGirt Jr (22-2-1 with 11 kayos), super middleweights, scheduled for 10 rounds

Dyah Davis (18-1 with 9 kayos) -vs- Aaron Pryor Jr (14-2 with 13 kayos), super middleweights, scheduled for 8 rounds

Marcus Johnson (18-0 with 14 kayos) -vs- Kevin Engel (18-3 with 15 kayos), super middleweights, scheduled for 8 rounds

Andy Kolle (22-2 with 16 kayos) -vs-Francisco Osorio (12-7 with 10 kayos), middleweights, scheduled for 8 rounds

Ishe Smith (21-5 with 9 kayos) -vs- Alexander Pacheco Quiroz (14-8-1 with 12 kayos), junior middleweights, scheduled for 8 rounds

Antwone Smith (18-2 with 10 kayos) -vs- TBA, welterweights, scheduled for 8 rounds

Mark Tucker (14-0 with 7 kayos) -vs- TBA, light heavyweights, scheduled for 8 rounds

Mickey Bey Jr (15-0 with 8 kayos) -vs- TBA, lightweights, scheduled for 8 rounds

Javontae Starks (4-0 with 4 kayos) -vs- Nick Runningbear (4-3 with 1 kayo), junior middleweights, scheduled for 4 rounds

Jamal James (1-0 with 1 kayo) -vs- TBA, welterweights, scheduled for 4 rounds

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November 5th Shobox Event: News Release

The real guest of honor

The real guest of honor

News Release from Scheels Arena, dated October 12th:

Showtime Network’s ShoBox coming to Scheels Arena Nov. 5

Fargo, N.D. – ShoBox: The New Generation, the critically acclaimed boxing series featured on Showtime Networks, will be live from Scheels Arena on Nov. 5.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. with non-televised fights beginning at 7 p.m.  Tickets, ranging from $20 to $65, will go on sale 11 a.m. Thursday.  Tickets can be purchased at the Scheels Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

ShoBox, which debuted in 2001, is the inaugural event in the Fargo area for Showtime Networks.  The series airs live on select Friday nights beginning at 10 p.m. CST.

We are very excited to see a nationally televised event finally come to Fargo,” said John Kram, general manager of Scheels Arena.  “Having a world-class event such as ShoBox come to our building is a testament to the level of service and professionalism our venue offers to event promoters.”

Boxing fans in the area can expect to see some of the top prospects in the nation face off in the nationally televised event.

“Fans in Fargo will be witness to some of the best young fighters in the world on Nov. 5,” said Lou DiBella, chief executive officer of DiBella Entertainment, the promoter of record.  “This is a unique opportunity to see young world ranked fighters, such as Marcus Johnson and Edwin Rodriguez,  in the biggest fights of their lives in front of Showtime’s cameras.  Scheels Arena will be the epicenter of the boxing world for one night on Nov. 5.”

The televised main event will feature Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (16-0, 12 KOs) against James McGirt Jr (22-2-1 11 KOs), son of famed trainer and former world champion Buddy McGirt, in a Super Middleweight bout.  Marcus “Too Much” Johnson (19-0, 14 KOs) from Houston, Texas, headlines the opening televised bout in the two-part main event beginning at 10 p.m.  Johnson’s adversary in the second Super Middleweight bout is yet to be determined.  Also featured on the card will be current Minnesota Middleweight Champion and former NDSU student Andy “Kaos” Kolle (22-2 16 KOs) from Fergus Falls, MN in an untelevised feature bout.

The Fistic Mystic says: a posting on matchmaking website Makeafight.com lists other potential fighters for this card: Ishe Smith, Antwone Smith, Mickey Bey Jr, and Brian Mihtar.  More participants will soon be named.