Coming up tonight in Atlantic City, NJ, it’s the latest edition of the Showtime “ShoBox” series as a junior welterweight main event has definite future implications for Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno and unbeaten Argentine Hugo Alberto Roldan.
Adorno-Roldan headlines a triple header for Showtime in what is the most prominent fight card this weekend,
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Adorno (16-1-2, 14 KOs), a former amateur standout with one-punch knockout power, and Roldan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) both made weight at Thursday’s official weigh-in a day ahead of their 10-round super lightweight main event from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, the site of the first SHOBOX® on July 21, 2001.
Adorno has scored back to back early KOs earlier this year after having lost to Michel Rivera by decision in March at the Minneapolis Armory. He also fought Jamine Ortiz to a draw in an eight round bout in April of 2021. Meanwhile, Roldan has been less active but has won four fights since a draw with Agustin Kucharski in December of 2019.
Watch us previewing Adorno-Roldan in the ShoBox main event tonight off of our weekly BetUS boxing show, as our BFW insider Dan Rafael joined me for the breakdown,
The co-feature from Atlantic City matches undefeated Filipino prospect Bernard Angelo Torres (16-0, 7 KOs) against Dominican Frency Fortunato (13-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight attraction. The telecast opens with SHOBOX returnee Janelson Bocachica (17-0-1, 11 KOs) taking on knockout artist Roiman Villa (24-1, 24 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight battle.
Hall of Famer Barry Tompkins calls the action from ringside with veteran combat sports reporter and MORNING KOMBAT host Brian Campbell and former world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts with Hall of Famer Steve Farhood remotely performing unofficial scoring duties. The executive producer of SHOBOX: The New Generation is Gordon Hall with Chuck McKean producing and Rick Phillips directing.
The event on Friday night is promoted by Sampson Boxing.