8 exciting stars set to shine on ProBox in 2024

ProBox TV continues to give the fans great fights at a great value.

The boxing streaming service that has you covered for your boxing needs 24 hours a day, seven-days-a-week, wherever you are in the world built upon the momentum started in 2022.

Here are the most notable fighters to grace ProBox TV in 2023. Moreso, here are some great fighters that you should be aware of who have been fighting evenly-matched 50-50 fights, building themselves up to contender status in the process.

  1. Najee Lopez

Few fighters in boxing are as impressive as Najee Lopez. He simply has ‘it’. He has power, he has skills, and he has the respect of his peers. 

If you watch ProBox TV every other week, and why wouldn’t you, then you are probably a Lopez fan. He has talent that is a given. He has a great coach in Marc Farrait and great sparring with a proven contender in Edgar Berlanga. Yet, most importantly, he delivers time and time again. 

Lopez gets knockouts. Knockouts get people excited. Lopez is 9-0, with eight wins by knockout. Not bad for a fighter who turned pro in August 2021. 

His latest knockout of Yildo Depestre, a third-round KO furthered his status as must-see TV. 

Most intriguing is his division moving forward. BadLeftHook’s John Hansen has dubbed Lopez ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’, a nod to Lopez who turned professional at heavyweight and has been slowly moving down in weight. With his debut at 209lbs, Lopez took a few fights around the 195lbs limit before fighting at light heavyweight in 2023. His July fight at 170lbs makes one wonder if Lopez might try to fight at super middleweight for his championship weight. 

Lopez carries himself with a chip on his shoulder. He is still the same fighter who wowed fans at the Last Chance Qualifiers in Oxnard, California. Lopez stopped three of his four opponents en route to winning the tournament. 

That same intensity Lopez had in 2019 has carried over to the pros. This year, Lopez stood out.

  1. Darrelle Valsaint

The 2020 Haitian Olympian Valsaint is neck-and-neck in terms of being as impressive as Lopez. The 21-year-old southpaw middleweight spent most of his career winning USA Boxing events but qualified for the Olympics with Haiti, not unlike Richardson Hitchins before him. 

Valsaint is a brutal and effective puncher who can box as well. Valsaint won four fights this year, three by knockout. 

It is not a matter of if but when Valsaint emerges as a force in the middleweight division. 

  1. Angelo Leo

A former WBO super bantamweight world champion, resurfaced on ProBox TV this November. Leo stopped Nicolas Polanco in the ninth round. Leo has his eyes set on being a two-division world champion

  1. Jose Salas

When you are being compared to Vasyl Lomachenko then you are good. Jose Salas made one appearance on ProBox TV this year, in April, to outpoint Prince Dzanie. Salas, a 21-year-old fighter from Mexico, used great angles and movement, as he appeared to be a future world champion in the super bantamweight division.

  1. Pablo Cesar Cano

Cano is the beloved brutish slugger from Mexico who knocked out Jorge Linares in one round years ago. Cano, now 34-years-old, stopped Zachary Ochoa in his lone fight this year on ProBox TV. The bout was exciting and showed why Cano is such a fan favorite. Hopefully, he returns next year with his action-packed style.

  1. Orlando Gonzalez

Gonzalez had to earn his money this year. The 28-year-old fighter, nicknamed ‘Capu’, had two tough fights. One was against Ramiro Cesena in a rugged affair and the second was a November 29 fight against Jorge Castañeda. That bout saw Castaneda come on strong at the end after Gonzalez had dropped him early. 

Gonzalez is making for some good fights in the exciting 130lbs division.

  1. Dominic Valle 

Valle started the year with a buzzer-beater KO of Carlos Rosario. He stopped Rosario with one second left in the sixth and final round of their contest. His opponents’ combined record in 2023 is 24-4-1. He also got two stoppages. Valle, 23-years-old, is an interesting super featherweight who could step up in competition next year.

  1. Petros Ananyan

Petros Ananyan’s one fight on ProBox TV was way too much fun. Ananyan fought Cristian Baez and was losing – all the judges agreed – but he came back in the seventh round to knockout Baez.