Jordan White and Eridson Garcia Battle It Out On SHOWTIME TONIGHT!

08/04/2023 - No comments

Former amateur star Jordan White (14-1, 10 KOs) and the unbeaten hopeful Eridson Garcia (17-0, 11 KOs), scaled in perfectly on Thursday. These two will be squaring off on Friday, August 4th for a 10-round main event. Get ready to be entertained on SHOBOX: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The fight is set to take place at the Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem, Pa.

This thrilling tripleheader is packed with fighters holding a combined record of 75-2-2 and 49 knockouts. These pugilists are all set to establish themselves as top prospects, with four of the six boxers making a triumphant return to SHOBOX®.

Philadelphia’s undefeated prospect Paul Kroll (10-0-1, 6 KOs) is prepped to duke it out with fellow SHOBOX® alum Guido Schramm (16-1-1, 9 KOs) of Argentina. This is going to be an eight-round super welterweight spectacle. Opening the telecast, we have Julian Gonzalez (10-0-1, 9 KOs) from Reading and Pittsburgh’s Johnny Spell (8-0, 4 KOs). These unbeaten Pennsylvania fighters are all set for an eight-round super featherweight clash.

Joining us to give you the lowdown on all the action are the International Boxing Hall of Famer Barry Tompkins, former world champion Raul Márquez, and the seasoned combat sports reporter and MORNING KOMBAT host Brian Campbell. Also, Hall of Famer Steve Farhood will remotely conduct unofficial scoring duties. The show’s executive producer is Gordon Hall, with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.


I have always viewed myself as the most challenging adversary I’ll ever face. It’s not a case of disregarding anyone else; I just don’t see anyone else posing the same level of difficulty. For me, every fight is another chance to demonstrate what I can do.

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Being prepared for anything different my opponent might bring to the table is vital. I can’t assume he’ll stick to his tried-and-true tactics.

My approach to boxing is versatile—I can bring the heat when required, or keep my opponent at bay with distance management. I am looking forward to putting up a thrilling performance for the audience.

A hand injury during the Misael Lopez bout had been troubling me in my subsequent three fights. But I took the necessary rest and care, including surgery, to heal it completely. Now that I’m back in shape, I’m confident of making a blasting comeback. My opponent better be prepared for a tough fight.

My most recent fight served as a great learning experience. The opponent’s style was tricky, and it took some adjusting on my part.

Growing up with Devin Haney, we have shared a lot of experiences together—rooming together during travel, participating in the Junior Olympics, sparring, and being in the training camps for the Vasiliy Lomachenko and George Kambosos fights. It’s been quite a journey learning from a world champion like him. Bill Haney, who I fondly call uncle, will be there in my corner for the upcoming fight.

I’ve been a fighter since my early days—chopping wood during winters at home and being the small, aggressive linebacker on the field. My 15 years in boxing, winning nine national championships, and the relentless hard work proves that I am not just another contender—I have earned my place, and I’m here for the long haul.

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This fight is a big step for me, a chance to get on television, which I’ve been trying to achieve for some time. The prospect of it has fueled my desire to make the match an unforgettable one.

My boxing style is about technical prowess, but I can also adapt to control the distance. Whatever my opponent prefers, I can match it—I’m prepared to meet and counter any strategy he brings.

I’m ready to apply pressure and display my boxing intelligence. I believe I am faster and a better overall boxer. Despite Jordan White’s streak of 10 victories, my preparation has been comprehensive, including sparring with some fine fighters like O’Shaquie Foster and Giovanni Marquez.

I chose to stay inactive for a year because I was waiting for a worthwhile opportunity, not just any random match. I turned down some fights to ensure my debut on television, which required patience. But now, I’m here, and I’m prepared to show the world what I’ve got.

The sight of my Dominican comrades rising to become world champions is an immense inspiration for me. Having trained at the same gym and competed together, I envision myself following their path. I firmly believe we are in the golden era of Dominican boxing.


Final Weights:

  • Super Featherweight 10-Round Bout: White – 129.8 pounds; Garcia – 130 pounds
  • Super Welterweight Eight-Round Bout: Kroll – 155 pounds; Schramm – 154.8 pounds
  • Super Featherweight Eight-Round Bout: Gonzalez – 129.2 pounds; Spell – 130 pounds