Featherweight Phenom Bruce Carrington Added To Efe Ajagba
vs. Stephan Shaw Undercard On Jan. 14
Rising featherweight Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington, the latest
fistic prodigy from Brownsville, Brooklyn, hopes to open his
2023 campaign with a flourish.
Carrington will fight Juan Antonio Lopez in a six-round
showdown Saturday, Jan. 14, at Turning Stone Resort Casino
in Verona, New York. Carrington-Lopez and the rest of the
undercard will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+. The
ESPN-televised heavyweight doubleheader (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.
PT) is headlined by a crossroads battle between Efe “The
Silent Roller” Ajagba and Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw, and 2016
Italian Olympian Guido "The Gladiator" Vianello stepping up
against Jonnie Rice in the co-feature.
Carrington (5-0, 3 KOs), the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials
champion, flourished in his first full year as a pro. He
went 4-0 with a pair of knockouts, including highlight-reel
finishes over Steven Brown and Yeuri Andujar. Carrington was
scheduled to fight December 10 at Madison Square Garden, but
his opponent had a medical issue that scrapped the bout. He
makes his 2023 debut against Lopez (17-12-1, 7 KOs), an
11-year pro from Dallas, Texas, who has tested many of the
sport’s top featherweight and junior lightweight prospects.
Carrington said, “I had an exciting 2022, but it’s time to
step on the gas even more in 2023 and take over the
featherweight division. I can’t wait to put my hands on
somebody because I couldn’t fight on December 10. This is
going to be a huge year, and it starts on January 14.”