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Bey, Jack face toughest tests Friday

Two Mayweather Promotions prospects will try to keep their unbeaten records intact on Friday night’s ShoBox card at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Lightweight Mickey Bey Jr. and world-rated super middleweight Badou Jack headline a card that originally had IBF jr middleweight champion Ishe Smith defending against against Carlos Molina in the main event. Bey Jr. (18-0-1, 9 KOs) faces John Molina Jr. (25-3, 20 KOs) and Jack (14-0, 10 KOs) meets Farah Ennis (21-2, 12 KOs). Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds.

“I think in the case of Mickey Bey, he’s a little bit different than other prospects featured on ShoBox and the reason for that is that he was a legitimate and heavily hyped prospect when we first had him on six years ago,” noted boxing analyst Steve Farhood. “But his career has stalled because of injuries and promotional issues. One thing that hasn’t changed since 2007 is that even at the age of 30, Bey still has the profile of a top prospect. He’s taking a big step up in class against power-puncher John Molina. Badou Jack has been looking better and better and showing good boxing skills to go along with his signature body-punching style and he too is stepping up against a veteran, yet still a prospect himself, in Farah Ennis. It’ll be interesting to see whether Jack can break down Ennis over 10 rounds.”

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