Haney vs Burgos

Devin Haney Juan Carlos Burgos

Haney Burgos

Pechanga Resort & Casino, California

On air @ 3am

28

Sep

ShoBox: The Next Generation

Undefeated Lightweight prospect Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney (19-0, 13 KOs) faces three-time World Title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (33-2-2, 21 KOs) at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California on Friday 28th September.

The latest ShoBox installment will be screened live in the UK and Ireland on BoxNation, and the cards rarely disappoint.

Haney who is trained by his dad Bill, is working alongside Demetrius Andrade and Daniel Jacobs at Victor Conte's SNAC facility in San Carlos, California.

"I'm out here working hard with two of the best fighters in the world," said Haney.

"There is no place like the SNAC facility and the training we are doing is very advanced. I see all-around improvements in my strength and conditioning. I'm going to be at my very best on fight night."

Mexican Burgos, 30, has been a professional since December 2004 won his first 25 fights before losing on points in Japan in a vacant WBC Featherweight Title fight against Hozumi Hasegawa.

In January 2013, he thought he had done enough to take the WBO Super-Featherweight crown from Roman Martinez, but had to be content with a draw.

A year later he challenged Mikey Garcia for the same title at Madison Square Garden, but lost on points. He has won three on the spin since then, but is returning after a 13 month lay-off.

Haney v Burgos

In the chief support, BoxNation subscribers will get to see a rematch of one of this year’s most controversial fights between Lightweights Thomas Mattice (13-0) and Zhora Hamazaryan (9-1).

The BoxNation studio was stunned when Mattice was handed a decision over his Armenian rival less than three months ago. Two judges scored the fight 76-75 in favour of Mattice with the third judge scoring it 77-74 in favour of Hamazaryan.

Hall-of-Fame analyst Steve Farhood called it "the worst decision I've ever seen in the history of ShoBox".

Mattice said: "It was important to me to get this rematch so that I can display to the fans the kind of fighter I am and show that I deserved to win the first fight."

Hamazaryan added: "Everyone knows I won the fight and he does too. I respect that I got a rematch and we can settle this once and for all."

In the opening bout undefeated prospects Cem Kilic (11-0) and prospect DeAndre Ware (12-0-2) will meet in an eight-round Super-Middleweight contest.

Ware, a firefighter in his home city of Toledo, replaces Donnie Marshall, a natural Middleweight, who elected to pull out of the fight when the scheduled 160-pound bout moved to 168lbs.

Kelic hails from Frankfurt, Germany but turned professional in the United States almost four years ago and will be having his first fight under new trainer Buddy McGirt.

Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough and found a British home at BoxNation. The 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 77 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 and Paul Williams.