Devin Haney Fights On ShoBox TONIGHT



Devin Haney Fights On ShoBox TONIGHT

WHAT: Las Vegas boxer Devin Haney faces his toughest test to date when he climbs into the ring tonight against veteran Mexican fighter Juan Carlos Burgos in a 10-round lightweight main event on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif.


Haney (19-0, 13 KOs) will headline his second consecutive ShoBox main event when he opposes Burgos (33-2-2, 21 KOs), who is a three-time world title challenger. SHOWTIME has released a video feature of Haney and his father William discussing how they got to this stage of the young 19-year-old fighters’ career.   


“The statement I want to make in this fight is I want to knock [Burgos] out,” Haney said. “He put up a great fight with Mikey Garcia and I want to show the world that I’m up there with the top guys.”


Added Haney: “Now the world is finally going to see who Devin Haney really is and the skills that I have. I just want to keep showing it. When I win this, a world title should be my next fight.”


Tonight’s ShoBox telecast will also feature the rematch of the controversial July fight that saw Cleveland’s Thomas Mattice (13-0, 10 KOs) survive a second-round knockdown and win a split decision over Zhora Hamazaryan (9-1, 6 KOs).  The opener pits two undefeated middleweight prospects against each other as another Los Angeles-based fighter Cem Kilic (11-0, 7 KOs) takes on DeAnde Ware (12-0-2, 8 KOs) of Toledo, Ohio, in the ninth matchup of undefeated prospects of 2018 on ShoBox: The New Generation.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.