WBC CABOFE heavyweight champion, Manuel “El Toro” Quezada, steps back in the ring this Friday night at the Tachi Palace Casino. He faces Eric Boose, whom he beat back in April of 2006. This time around he will have a new trainer calling the shots, that being the notable Joe Goossen. Riding a 14-fight winning steak, Quezada has set his goals for 2009 stating, “I want keep moving up the WBC rankings and crack the top ten by the end of the year. I believe with Joe Goossen in my corner, I have the final puzzle to get me to the top. Joe’s worked with multiple world champions and is considered one of the best trainers in boxing by many in the business.” Quezada and Boose will square off in an eight round bout.
In the main event, former Olympic Gold Metal winner, Andrew “SOG” Ward will be defending his NABO Super Middleweight, along with the NABF Super Middleweight Championship against Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan. The Live “ShoBox: The New Generation” coverage on Showtime will begin at 11 pm ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
Tickets are priced at: $30, $40, $50, $60 and $400 and can be purchased at the box office of by visiting www.tickets.com. Doors are scheduled to open at 4:30pm. The first bout will begin at 5:00pm (PT) and the televised bouts will begin at 8:00pm (PT).