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Six talented, promising super middleweights will be featured on ShoBox: The New Generation at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) Friday night live on SHOWTIME® at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Derek Edwards (25-0, 13 KOs) weighed the division-limit 168 pounds and Marcus Johnson (18-0, 14 KOs) tipped scale at 167 for their 10-round main event. Osumanu Adama (17-1, 13 KOs) and Don George (19-0, 17 KOs) each weighed 167 for their eight-rounder, while Kevin Engel (17-2, 14 KOs) weighed 170 and Edwin Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs weighed 169. Their eight-rounder will open the telecast on SHOWTIME.

What the fighters said Thursday:

Marcus Johnson: “I’m going to tame the lion.”

Derek Edwards: “l’m the best-kept secret in boxing. I’m going to take this one home and show everyone on national television who I am.”

Don George: “I put all the hard work in and tomorrow night’s my time to shine. It’s my first time on national TV and I plan to take advantage of it.”

Osumanu Adama: “I’ve had good training for this. It was a solid six-week camp, four weeks in Africa and the last two at the North Miami PAL Boxing Gym. SHOWTIME boxing fans, be prepared. This fight is mine.”

Edwin Rodriguez: “Engel is a gentleman and a true athlete. He is a boxer and a kickboxer so I know he is skilled. I wish him 100 years success but this is my time. I’m privileged to fight on SHOWTIME for the first time. This is my time to shine.”

Kevin Engel: “If Edwin Rodriguez is looking past me, he’s in for a whole world of trouble because I am going to win.”

Other weights
Andrzej Fonfara 173 vs. Roger Cantrell 175
Kendall Gill 232 vs. Miles Kelly 225
Krzysztof Zimnoch 225 vs. Joey Montoya 225
Jaime Herrera 147 vs. Eric Draper 146
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Doors: 7pm, First Bell 7:30pm
Tickets/Info: 312-226-5800

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