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Showtime NYC Roundtable!

Photo: David Greene
Photo: David Greene

Showtime hosted a media roundtable Friday afternoon in New York City to discuss the ShoBox program. Sr. VP Ken Hershman, Executive Producer Gordon Hall, Play-by-Play announcer Nick Charles and Analyst Steve Farhood discussed the upcoming ShoBox matchups plus addressed the current State of the Game and the role ShoBox plays in shaping the sport. In its eight-year history, the ShoBox series has become most influential boxing television series in the industry. A significant percentage of today’s fighters at/or near the top of the world rankings have gotten their first big break on ShoBox. Over 30 ShoBox “alumni” have gone on to capture World titles since the launch of the series in July 2001. Tonight’s showdown between IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek and undefeated challenger Johnathon Banks will be the 120th telecast of the ShoBox series. Attached is a fact sheet that includes the list of ShoBox alums that have gone on to win world titles as well as a list of some of today’s top fighters who also got their starts on ShoBox.

ShoBox Listings of Champions

* Since July 2001
* Tonight, February 27, 2009 ShoBox will be the 120th telecast
* To Date, 30 ShoBox “alumni” have gone on to capture World titles

+ Leo Dorin
+ Joan Guzman
+ Scott Harrison
+ Juan Diaz
+ Kermit Cintron
+ Jeff Lacy
+ Luis Collazo
+ Diego Corrales
+ Ricky Hatton
+ Robert Guerrero
+ David Diaz
+ Chad Dawson – Current
+ Juan Urango – Current
+ Eric Aiken
+ Ruslan Chagaev – Current
+ Paul Malignaggi
+ Nonito Donaire – Current
+ Joachim Alcine
+ Paul Williams – Current
+ Kelly Pavlik – Current
+ Alex Arthur
+ Sam Peter
+ Carlos Quintana
+ Nate Campbell
+ Juan Manuel Lopez
+ Timothy Bradley – Current
+ Andre Berto – Current
+ Kendall Holt – Current
+ Guillermo Jones – Current
+ Carl Froch – Current

(Viewers have witnessed a future world champ in one out of every four telecasts)

* Additional Current Champions who have fought on ShoBox
+ Lucian Bute
+ Vic Darchinyan
+ Celestino Caballero

* Other select top-ranked fighters who have appeared on ShoBox:

Chris Arreola, Eddie Chambers, Johnathan Banks, Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, Jean Pascal, Librado Andrade, Victor Oganov, Fulgencio Zuniga, Jean Paul Mendy , Giovanni Lorenzo, Dionisio Miranda, Yuri Foreman, Jamie Moore, Sechew Powell, James Kirkland, Alfredo Angulo, Victor Ortiz, Lamont Peterson, Antonio DeMarco, Anthony Peterson, Michael Katsidis, Robert Guerrero.

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