TONIGHT, Split-T Management’s undefeated junior middleweight Ardreal Holmes takes on Ismael Villareal in the headline bout of a SHOBOX: The New Generation card at The Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka, Kansas.
The fight will be seen LIVE ON SHOWTIME at 9 PM ET/PT.
Holmes of Flint, Michigan is 12-0 with five knockouts, and the 28 year-old will be making his second SHOBOX appearance. Holmes has a win over Bryan Goldsby (4-1). In his last outing, which was televised on SHOBOX, Holmes won a 10-round unanimous decision over Vernon Brown (13-1-1) on March 11, 2022 in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Holmes is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.
Villareal of Bronx, New York is 12-0 with eight knockouts. The 25 year-old has wins over Kieran Hooks (3-0-1), Ezequiel Urena Santana (6-1) and Juan Medina (19-4). In his last outing, Villareal stopped previously undefeated LeShawn Rodriguez in six-rounds on July 30, 2022 in Brooklyn.
At Thursday’s weigh-in, Holmes and Villareal were both 152.6 lbs.
Saturday night in Pomona, California undefeated super bantamweight Asa Stevens takes on veteran Jenn Gonzalez in a four-round bout at The Fox Theater.
The 22 year-old Stevens is 3-0 with one knockout. Stevens is coming off a unanimous decision over Mychaquell Shields on October 29, 2022 in San Diego.
As an amateur Stevens was a National Golden Gloves champion and World Amateur champion.
Gonzalez of Nicaragua is 9-16-1 with five knockouts. The 25 year-old has wins over Alberto Rivero (1-0) and Ernesto Irias (14-2-1)