Years of hard work put into the Ring city boxing sequence had been no longer put to waste on the scale.
All opponents made weight for the inaugural installment of the developmental boxing series, which airs reside Thursday night on NBC activities network (9:00 p.m. ET) from the historical Wild Card health club in los angeles, California.
Headlining the first reveal, Houston’s O’Shaquie ‘Ice Water’ Foster (17-2, 10KOs) faces veteran former title challenger Miguel ‘Mickey’ Roman in a 10-circular junior lightweight bout. Foster came in right on the 130-pound division, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s Roman (62-13, 47KOs) came in at a combating fit 129.5 kilos.
Naturally, both boxers are brimming with self assurance forward of their crossroads bout.
“I’ve obtained “Ice Water” in my veins and i’m right here to shock the world and demonstrate that I’m right here to live,” Foster confidently brought up.
as far as his opponent, Wednesday marked the first of two victories this week.
“We defeated our first opponent of battle week—the scale,” quipped Roman, who has won two straight on the grounds that a title fight loss to countryman Miguel Berchelt in November 2018. “We seem forward to Thursday nighttime when we can win the combat.”
Foster has won seven straight heading into Thursday evening, including a 10-round choice over Puerto Rico’s Alberto Mercado closing December.
in the evening’s chief aid, Mexican veterans William Zepeda and Roberto Ramirez collide in a ten-round light-weight contest. Zepeda (21-0, 19KOs) weighed 135 pounds for his first career fight outside of Mexico. Tijuana’s Ramirez (23-2-1, 16KOs) weighed 134 kilos for what serves as his third stateside appearance. The 27-year historical continues to be most beneficial remembered for his extraordinary 2nd circular knockout of former light-weight champ Dejan Zlaticanin in June 2018.
Zepeda enters the bout having stopped his closing eleven opponents.
additionally on the display though not budgeted for are living airtime, junior lightweight contender Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez (29-1, 26KOs) faces Mission, Texas’ Eduardo Garza (15-2-1, 8KOs) in a scheduled eight circular contest. Mexico metropolis’s Hernandez came in at a trim and fit 129 pounds for his first fight in 50 weeks; Garza weighed 130 pounds for his first battle in just greater than a 12 months, while aiming to prolong a ten-battle unbeaten streak.
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox