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Centeno-Leatherwood collide March 8th

An important fight featuring top 154-pound prospects will land at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on Friday, March 8 when ShoBox: The New Generation showcases a clash between Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. and Keandre “Lightning” Leatherwood with both rising stars hoping to make a statement in their quest to become future world champions.

Centeno vs. Leatherwood, a 10-round junior middleweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT on fight night with the first bell sounding at 5:15 p.m. PT. The ShoBox: The New Generation telecast will air live on SHOWTIME beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at

Oxnard’s Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (17-0, 9 KOs) has the amateur experience, talent and determination to do big things in the fight game. At just 21 years old, his accelerated progress has been remarkable to see. In 2012, he had an impressive 6-0 run which included wins over Ayi Bruce and Allen Conyers, but he knows that Leatherwood will be his toughest test yet.

A veteran of 120 amateur fights, 24-year-old Keandre “Lightning” Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KOs) has made a positive impression on boxing fans as a professional with his fast hands and action-packed style always providing excitement. The winner of three straight, including a December 2012 win over veteran battler Marcos Primera, the Alabama native is more than ready for his night in the spotlight.

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