Jose Antonio Izquierdo
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Lamont Peterson outboxed and outfought previously undefeated Antonio Mesquita. Photo: Scott Foster/Showtime
BILOXI, Miss. – Brothers Lamont and Anthony Peterson of Washington, D.C., kept their undefeated records and hopes for a world title shot in 2008 in tact with convincing victories Friday in the co-featured bouts on ShoBox: The New Generation at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
A doubleheader promoted by Prize Fight Boxing aired on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
Lamont Peterson, 23, and 14 months older than Anthony, improved to 24-0 with 11 knockouts with a unanimous 10-round decision over previously undefeated Brazilian Antonio Mesquita. Peterson outboxed and outpunched Mesquita (34-1, 27 KOs) to triumph by the scores of 100-89, 99-90 and 98-93.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
One night before Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi defends his IBF junior welterweight title against top-ranked Herman Ngoudjo on Showtime Championship Boxing, undefeated, world-ranked Anthony and Lamont Peterson will be co-featured in 10-round bouts on ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, on Showtime (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
Lamont (23-0, 11 KOs), who is ranked No. 3 in the WBO and No. 6 in the WBA at 140 pounds, will face fellow unbeaten Antonio Mesquita (34-0, 27 KOs), a Brazilian now residing in Las Vegas.
Anthony (25-0, 18 KOs), a lightweight who is ranked No. 1 in the WBO, No. 4 in the WBC and No. 12 in the IBF, will meet Jose Antonio Izquierdo (16-1-1, 13 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico, by way of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. Izquierdo, who easily defeated Nick Casal in his last ShoBox appearance, is a replacement for Guadalupe Rosales, who withdrew due to illness.
NOTE: THURSDAY’S WEIGHTS – Lamont Peterson 142¾ pounds, Mesquita 142¾ pounds, Anthony Peterson 135¾ pounds, Izquierdo 135¾ pounds.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Rematch, anyone?
The boxers, Tony Hanshaw and Jean Paul Mendy, definitely want one; promoter Gary Shaw is willing to do it, too.
But whether Hanshaw and Mendy, who fought to an exciting, hard-fought 12-round draw Friday in the main event on “ShoBox: The New Generation,” meet again may depend on a few things.
The main obstacle is the condition of Hanshaw and how long it will take for a horrific, diagonal cut above the brow of his right eye to heal. The ugly gash came from an obvious, albeit accidental clash of heads early in the 12th round. It could be a few months before Hanshaw is cleared to box again.
In a co-feature Friday that featured a pair of undefeated lightweight boxers with strikingly similar pro careers, Jose Antonio Izquierdo (16-0-1, 13 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico, via Havana, Cuba, rallied to register a unanimous eight-round decision over Nick Casal (15-1-1, 1 NC, 12 KOs) of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Four talented, undefeated boxers with a combined record of 74-0-2 with 51 knockouts will compete in an excellent doubleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, on Showtime (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
In the main event, southpaw Jean Paul Mendy (23-0, 12 KOs) faces Tony Hanshaw (21-0, 14 KOs) in the finals of the “ShoBox” super middleweight tournament. The winner of the 12-round bout also takes home the International Boxing Organization (IBO) 168-pound belt.
Lightweights Nick Casal (15-0-1, 1 NC, 12 KOs) and Jose Antonio Izquierdo (15-0-1, 13 KOs) collide in the eight-round co-feature at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southhaven, Miss. Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and Round One Entertainment will promote the event.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
NEW YORK – A pair of talented, unbeaten boxers with eerily similar pro careers will collide when Nick Casal (15-0-1, 1 NC, 12 KOs) faces Jose Antonio Izquierdo (15-0-1, 13 KOs) in an excellent co-featured attraction on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, on “ShoBox: The New Generation.”
The Casal-Izquierdo eight-round junior welterweight skirmish will precede the 12-round finals of a “ShoBox” super middleweight tournament that pits Jean Paul Mendy (23-0, 12 KOs) against Tony Hanshaw (21-0, 14 KOs). The telecast airs on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).