Allan Benitez has suffered an injury to his elbowin training that has forced him to pull out of his main event bout this Friday on ShoBox against blue-chip prospect Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (10-0, 6 KOs). Stepping into replace Benitez in the eight-round lightweight matchup is Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (7-3-1, 1 KO). The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions and will take place at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, MO. In the televised co-feature, undefeated up-and-coming prospects Jonathan Cepeda (12-0, 11 KOs) and Lamar Russ (10-0, 6 KOs) will square off in an eight-round middleweight bout.
Also featured on the telecast will be highlights of former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (30-4-1, 18 KOs) in his bout versus Raul Munoz (21-15-1, 16 KOs), a 10-round middleweight matchup taking place earlier in the evening.