Undefeated Super Bantamweights Glenn Dezurn & Leroy
Davila To Meet April 14 On ShoBox
Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Glenn Dezurn will
meet unbeaten two-time national amateur champion Leroy
Davila in the eight-round telecast opener of ShoBox: The New
Generation on Friday, April 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m.
ET/PT) from MGM National Harbor, Md., just outside
The ShoBox tripleheader features undefeated former Russian
amateur standout Dmitry Bivol (9-0, 7 KOs, 2-0 WSB)
defending his interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title against
Samuel Clarkson (19-3, 12 KOs)in the main event and a
matchup of undefeated welterweights in the co-feature, Juan
Ruiz (18-0, 11 KOs) and Malik Hawkins (10-0, 7 KOs) squaring
off in an eight-round bout.
Dezurn,(8-0, 6 KOs), a high school three-sport star athlete
from Baltimore, Md. feels ready for his sternest test.
"I am really focused," Dezum said. "I don't put much thought
on who I'm fighting. I just concentrate on being the best I
can be on fight night. I go into the fight feeling that I am
the underdog because nobody knows me. I see that as an
advantage. April 14th will be a big step up for me."
The 29 year-old will be facing his second consecutive
undefeated opponent, is ready for the exposure that comes
along with fighting on a nationally televised card.
"This is a very prestigious stage, I'm usually on the other
side, watching, wanting to be there. Opening ShoBox for me
it's a great honor. I'm not going to disappoint. I've been
staying focused because nothing is given. If you want
results you have to work hard."
A win over Davila, it will not only raise Dezurn's profile,
but it will also make him put him on a short list of super
bantamweight prospects to watch.
"A win does a lot. It puts me at a different level, to face
even better competition. It also shows me where I'm at-not
only to myself but also to the boxing fans. I am not a guy
who talks much. I am quiet guy who speaks in the ring, with
actions and a good performance. I just look at the task at
hand, and get it done."
Davila (5-0, 3 KO's), of New Brunswick, N.J., is a 2016 U.S.
Olympic alternate who is stepping up in weight and
"This is an amazing opportunity for me. I'm fighting a
fellow undefeated fighter and on television," said the 28
Despite not knowing much about his opponent, Davila has a
good idea of what he needs to do on fight night.
"I'll be honest, I don't know too much about Dezurn. I have
seen him fight once. He's a good fighter. He can pressure,
he can step back and I noticed he's a pretty good puncher.
He's a solid opponent."
Like Dezurn, Davila will be taking in his second consecutive
undefeated foe, and he knows that this could be a
springboard to big things.
"I think this is a great opportunity. I just can't get too
caught up on the big stage-on this being on television,
because at the end of the day, I step in that ring alone.
After April 14, the boxing world will know who Leroy Davila
Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside
with Steve Farhood and former world champion Raul Marquez
serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon
Hall with Rich Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips