Jose Luis Herrera
Saturday, August 05, 2006
In a battle of unbeatens, Tony Hanshaw (19-0, 13 KOs) easily outpointed Esteban Camou (18-1, 15 KOs) across 10 rounds Friday. Photo: Mary Ann Owen/Showtime.
LAS VEGAS – The semi-finals of the “ShoBox” super middleweight tournament are set as Tony Hanshaw and LaFarrell Bunting advanced with victories in opening-round bouts Friday on Showtime.
Despite injuring his left hand in the fourth round, Hanshaw (20-0, 13 KOs), of Warren, Ohio, cruised to a 10-round unanimous decision shutout over Esteban Camou (18-2, 15 KOs) of Navojoa, Mexico. In a battle of knockout specialists, late substitute Bunting (16-1-1, 16 KOs), of Memphis, Tenn., opened the telecast from The Sports Center of Las Vegas by scoring a fifth-round TKO over Jose Luis Herrera (14-2, 14 KOs), of San Onofre, Colombia.
A tournament that offers two boxers in the original international field of eight the rare opportunity to appear on national television three times in only seven months will resume Friday, Oct. 6, on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). In 10-round contests, Jean Paul Mendy will take on Henry Buchanan, while former sparring partners Hanshaw and Bunting will square off.