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Bogere-Beltran headlines May 13 ShoBox
Lightweight prospect Sharif Bogere takes on veteran Ray Beltran in the main event of a ShoBox card from Primm, Nev., on May 13. Seth Mitchell and Garry Russell Jr. are also on the card.
Undefeated lightweight prospect Sharif Bogere will take on fringe contender Raymundo Beltran in the scheduled 10-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation broadcast on May 13 from Buffalo Bill's Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev.
Bogere (19-0, 12 knockouts), a 22-year-old Ugandan amateur standout based in Las Vegas, is coming off a first-round KO of former contender Shamir Reyes in March. Beltran (24-4, 16 KOs), an 11-year veteran from Los Mochis, Mexico, best known as one of Manny Pacquiao's chief sparing partners, is coming off a seventh-round TKO of Carlos Vinan, which earned him the USBA title in March. The vacant NABO title will be on the line for the Bogere-Beltran winner.
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell and undefeated featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. are also on the Showtime-televised triple header, which begins at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT.
Mitchell (21-0-1, 15 KOs), an athletic former linebacker at Michigan State University, will face Evan Quinn (20-5-1, 18 KOs), of Nicaragua, in a scheduled 10-round bout. Russell (15-0, 9 KOs), a talented 2008 U.S. Olympian, will take on once-beaten Dat Nguyen (17-1, 6 KOs), of Viet Nam, in a scheduled eight-round bout.