Tonight, on Showtime, live from the Cache Creek Casino, in Brooks, California, ShoBox: The Next Generation returns with a trio of competitive fights put together by Sampson Boxing along with Paco Presents Boxing.
In the typical ShoBox tradition, you might not be familiar with the fighters on the card…yet, but often you tend to know their names a few years later. ProBoxTV caught up with veteran announcer and former professional boxer, Raul Marquez to get his take on the main event, between Shinard Bunch versus Bryan Flores.
The tension was high at the weigh-in as the two had a bit of an animated interaction. Flores flexed his right arm in front of Bunch’s left arm as they were being photographed at the weigh-in after making weight. Bunch didn't take kindly to this and moved his left arm in front of Flores’ arm. Flores didn’t appreciate this and reacted, as the two had to be separated. For Flores, who spoke exclusively to ProBoxTV after the weigh-in, he explained that is natural.
“It is normal, things got a little bit heated, but it is time for work,” said Flores via translator and promoter Paco Damian. “What I am predicting and what I know for sure is, is that I am going to be to be fighting and I am going to do it for every single second of every round.”
Earlier this week we caught up with Bunch, who will be making his second appearance on ShoBox: The Next Generation, as he got a draw against Janelson Figueroa Bocachica, which was contested at welterweight. Bunch is now in the junior welterweight weight class, and many have a firm belief that Bunch could challenge for a world title, as the “Chino” Rivas fighter
“I just want to prove that I am one of the best,” said Bunch earlier this week when talking to this reporter. “When I step in the ring, this will be my chance to show the world who Shinard “Showtime” Bunch is!”