Undefeated light heavyweight prospects Ali Izmailov (10-0, 7 KOs), fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and SHOBOX alum Charles Foster (22-0, 12 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., both made weight Thursday, a day ahead of their 10-round main event showdown on SHOBOX: The New Generation tomorrow night, Friday, June 9 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. (photos by Stephanie Trapp)


This marks the second straight year SHOBOX will be a part of the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend festivities with the tripleheader featuring six light heavyweights who have never tasted defeat. In the co-feature, college graduate Richard Vansiclen (13-0-1, 6 KOs) from Seattle, Wash., returns to SHOBOX to take on fellow unbeaten and hard-hitting Colombian Juan Carrillo (10-0, 8 KOs). In the telecast opener, Australian native Clay Waterman (10-0, 8 KOs) makes his U.S. debut against Florida’s Kenmon Evans (10-0-1, 3 KOs).


International Boxing Hall of Famer Barry Tompkins calls the blow-by-blow action for SHOBOX with fellow Hall of Famer Steve Farhood joining the team remotely as the unofficial scorer. Former world champion Raul Marquez and veteran combat sports reporter and MORNING KOMBAT co-host Brian Campbell will serve as ringside expert analysts. They will be accompanied by Hall of Famer and SHOWTIME Boxing analyst Al Bernstein, as well as by Hall of Famer Jimmy Lennon, Jr. handling ring announcing duties. The executive producer of SHOBOX: The New Generation is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.


The night of fights is promoted by Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions.


Light Heavyweight 10-Round Bout

Ali Izmailov – 174 pounds

Charles Foster – 172 ¼ pounds

Referee: Charlie Fitch; Judges: Tom Schreck (N.Y.), Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Don Ackerman (N.Y.)

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Light Heavyweight 10-Round Bout

Richard Vansiclen – 172 ½ pounds

Juan Carrillo – 174 pounds

Referee: Benjy Esteves; Judges: John McKaie (N.Y.), Eric Marlinski (N.Y.), Don Trella (Conn.)

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Light Heavyweight Eight-Round Bout

Clay Waterman – 173 ½ pounds

Kenmon Evans – 173 ½ pounds

Referee: Mark Nelson; Judges: Tom Schreck (N.Y.), Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Don Ackerman (N.Y.)

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