Rogelio Medina spoiled The Money Team sweep on Saturday’s “ShoBox: The New Generation” card with a scintillating third-round knockout over arguably Floyd Mayweather’s top fighter, unbeaten super middleweight contender J’Leon Love, in the main event at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Badou Jack was on his way to contender status prior to his shocking first-round stoppage to Dereck Edwards in February. The super middleweight looks to rebound against gatekeeper Jason Escalera on Saturday in Las Vegas, while living up to impossibly high expectations as a member of The Money Team.
Last month’s Mayweather Promotions edition of ShoBox, co-headlined by super middleweights J’Leon Love and Badou Jack, was intended to be a “Money Team” infomercial but it turned out to be anything but, as Lee Groves recalls from his CompuBox seat.
J’Leon Love showed that he’s probably the best of The Money Team stable after stopping Vladine Biosse in the 10th round of the main event of Friday’s ShoBox in Verona, N.Y. Badou Jack suffered a shocking first-round stoppage in the co-featured bout.
Badou Jack will take on Farah Ennis in the co-feature of tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast, presented by Mayweather Promotions, which has treated the Swedish-born super middleweight prospect very well since signing him.
Ishe Smith, who has often served as a gatekeeper against up-and-comers, has finally secured a title shot in his 14th year as a pro. The respected veteran will try to become the first Las Vegas native to win a major belt when he faces Cornelius Bundrage on Showtime’s Championship Boxing this Saturday.
Rapper 50 Cent has officially applied for a promoter’s license in Nevada.
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage on his separation from manager Manny Steward: “It’s just time to move on. So I’m putting it out there that I need a new manager, a new promoter, and that I need to be with somebody that’s going to help me to get the big fights.”
Andre Dirrell: “As 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather boost my career, I can boost theirs as well, and we can make a big name for The Money Team.”