Prize Fight Boxing showcases a slew of young talent on “Boxing’s Future Champions III” Saturday Night at Fitzgeralds Casino in Tunica, MS. The main event of the evening features highly touted junior middleweight Shawn “Showtime” Porter (10-0, 8 KOs) against Jerome “Boomer” Ellis. A 2008 United States Olympic Alternate, Porter served as Manny Pacquiao’s primary sparring partner leading up to his fight with Miguel Cotto. The Akron, OH native also appeared on HBO’s famed 24-7 series and received kudos from three time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach for pushing the pound for pound king to the max.
Ellis (12-9-2, 10 KOs) fought to a draw with well regarded Richard Gutierrez, while a dropping close decisions to title challengers Miki Rodriguez, Irving Garcia and rising star Antwone Smith among others. The gritty Ellis holds victories over three unbeaten fighters and was stopped just once.
Porter and Ellis meet over 8 rounds.
The co-main event features an eight round lightweight contest between Tyrese “Head Honcho” Hendrix (17-0-1, 7 KOs) of Gainesville, GA and 67 fight veteran Marteze “Too Sweet” Logan of Covington, TN. Hendrix has put together a string of impressive performances, most recently stopping 12-3 Robbie Cannon inside of two rounds.
Tickets starting $35 can be purchased at Tickermaster.com or in Fitzgerald Casino’s gift shop.