FARMER REPLACES BENITEZ ON FRIDAY'S SHOBOX
Allan Benitez has suffered an injury to his elbow, causing him to pull out of his main event bout this Friday, October 12th on ShoBox: The New Generation against Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (10-0, 6 KOs). Stepping into replace Benitez in the eight-round lightweight matchup is Philadelphia's Tevin Farmer (7-3-1, 1 KO).
In the televised co-feature from Springfield, Missouri, Jonathan Cepeda (12-0, 11 KOs) and Lamar Russ (10-0, 6 KOs) will square off in an eight-round middleweight bout.
Also featured on the ShoBox telecast will be highlights of former world middleweight champion Jermain "Bad Intentions" Taylor (30-4-1, 18 KOs) in his bout versus Raul Munoz (21-15-1, 16 KOs), a ten-round middleweight matchup taking place earlier in the evening.
A slick southpaw, Farmer comes from the rich boxing tradition of Philadelphia. Farmer had a short but successful amateur career, which saw him win the Mid Atlantic Tournament, the biggest amateur tournament in the Philadelphia area. Farmer has fought tough competition since turning pro. Farmer holds wins over devastating power puncher Tyrone Lucky (4-1-1, 4KO's) and Tim Witherspoon Jr. (6-1-1). Farmer dropped a hard-fought, close eight-round decision to Polish Amateur Champion, and now 10-0 undefeated Kamil Laszczyk. Since the loss to Laszczyk, Farmer has won three bouts in a row. This will be Farmer's sixth fight of 2012.
The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions and will take place at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, MO.
Tickets can be purchased through the Ameristar Casino or by calling (314) 267-2204. Doors open at 5:30PM with the first bout scheduled for 6:00PM.