Unbeaten Worcester native Gray one of several New England fighters highlighting Friday’s ShoBox event
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – ShoBox: The New Generationreturns to Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Premier Ballroom on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 to celebrate the 15 anniversary of its critically-acclaimed series featuring a fight card loaded with New England’s premiere talent.
Friday night’s quadruple-header, presented by GH3 Promotions, CES Boxing and Sampson Boxing, features the television debut of unbeaten Worcester, Mass., junior middleweight Khiary Gray (13-0, 10 KOs), who battles Paterson, N.J., vet Ian Green (9-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round bout, the first of four on the televised main card.
“I don’t take anyone lightly,” Gray said, “but come that day you’re going to see more than you’ve ever seen from me before. You’re going to see different angles, punching power, combinations. I’m going to keep my ‘0’ and put Worcester on the map. It’s going to be a great show.”
“I’m very proud to give this young man the opportunity to fight on national television,” added CES president Jimmy Burchfield Sr. “Listen, he’s got the opening bout, but we’re going to steal the show. I’m sure of it. I’m sure the phones are going to ring a couple of days after July 22nd. For now, we’re going to concentrate.”
Geared toward developing and showcasing young boxing prospects, ShoBox: The New Generation debuted July 21, 2001. Since then, 67 fighters who’ve appeared on ShoBox have gone on to win world titles while an addition 75 have fought for a major championship.