ShoBox Heading To Battle At The Boat
122 On July 12
SHOWTIME is coming back to the Emerald Queen Casino.
Battle at the Boat, the nation’s longest running tribal
boxing series, will hold its 122nd installment on Friday,
July 12 in Tacoma, Wash. The card, which will be televised
live on the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series,
"ShoBox: The New Generation,” will feature undefeated
heavyweight contenders Jermaine Franklin and Otto Wallin,
and rising undefeated super featherweight Giovanni Cabrera
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the broadcast starting at
“We are very excited to have SHOWTIME boxing back in the
Pacific Northwest,” said Brian Halquist, who is co-promoting
the event with Salita Promotions. “You have two heavyweight
bouts featuring four of the top boxers in the world, and a
super featherweight contest with two of the sports rising
stars. Brian Halquist Productions and the Battle at the Boat
boxing series has had tremendous success in the past with
SHOWTIME, it’s great to have SHOWTIME back in Tacoma.”
Franklin (18-0-0, 13 KOs), from Saginaw, Mich., will face
Jerry Forrest (25-2-0, 19 KOs), of Newport News, Va., in one
10-round heavyweight bout. Franklin, the 2014 National
Golden Gloves Champion, is coming off a win over Rydell
Booker, who was 25-1 when the two met on April 13 in
“Jermaine Franklin is the best American heavyweight prospect
and, at only 25 years old, still has a ton of growth
potential. He passed his first test on ShoBox in April and
we look forward to getting a second look at him in another
step-up fight,” said Gordon Hall, Executive Producer of
ShoBox. “Forrest is far more experienced than Franklin. This
will be his fifth fight of 2019, and he is fully aware of
what a win will do for his career.”
Sweden’s Wallin (20-0-0, 13 KOs) meets B.J. Flores (34-4-1,
21 KOs) in the other 10-round heavyweight contest.
“This is an exciting time for the heavyweight division and
on July 12 boxing fans will have an opportunity to witness
two of the division's best new faces in significant tests,”
said promoter Dmitriy Salita.
Undefeated Cabrera Mioletti, a native of Seattle, who now
fights out of Chicago, will go up against an undefeated
fighter for the seventh time in his young career when he
fights Luis Porozo (14-0-0, 7 KOs) in a 10-round affair.
Cabrera Mioletti sports a 16-0-0 record with 7 KOs. The
24-year-old Cabrera Mioletti has handed six boxers their
firs career defeat.
“I’ve been in the boxing game for over 30 years and I’ve
never seen a better prospect than Gio,” Halquist said. “Many
boxers can go their entire careers without facing an
undefeated fighter. Gio has already fought, and defeated,
six of them. It’s just unheard in this sport today.”
ShoBox: The New Generation is boxing's premier proving
ground for top prospects determined to fight for a world
title, matching young talent competitively against their
toughest opponents to date. More than 75 ShoBox fighters
have become world champions.
SHOWTIME and Halquist Productions have teamed up numerous
times over the last two decades, highlighted by the
semifinals of the 2010 Bantamweight Tournament, which
featured the top four bantamweights in the world – Joseph
Agbeko, Vic Darchinyan, Abner Mares and Yonnhy Perez.
The event saw Agbeko defeat Perez for the International
Boxing Federation World bantamweight championship and Mares
win a split decision over Darchinyan in a bout for the World
Boxing Council Silver bantamweight title and the
International Boxing Organization World bantamweight strap.
The undercard also featured Cesar Seda capturing the vacant
World Boxing Organization NABO super flyweight title and a
win by former WBA world flyweight champion Eric Morel.
Additional SHOWTIME boxing events at the Emerald Queen
Casino included Darchinyan defeating Dmitry Kirillov for the
IBF world super flyweight title on Aug. 2, 2008 and Eddie
Chambers beating Calvin Brock in the IBF world heavyweight
title elimination tournament on Nov. 2, 2007.