ShoBox: The New Generation returns with a junior welterweight clash between Shinard Bunch and Bryan Flores this Friday night, April 7. The two fighters will battle for the IBF USBA title in the main event of a stacked card that will air live on Showtime.
The ShoBox: The New Generation broadcast will start at 10 p.m. ET and run until 1 a.m. ET on Showtime. You can watch the fight on your TV if you have a cable or satellite subscription that includes Showtime. Alternatively, you can stream the fight online through the Showtime website or app, which requires a monthly subscription of $10.99. You can also sign up for a free trial if you are a new customer.
WHEN IS BUNCH – FLORES?
- Date: Friday, April 7
- Start time: 1 a.m. GMT / 8 p.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 4 a.m. GMT / 11 p.m. ET
- The fight takes place at Cache Creek Casino in Brooks, California.
- The fight is LIVE on Showime
- The event is set to get underway at 1 a.m. GMT / 8 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 4 a.m. GMT / 11 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Another option is to add Showtime to your existing streaming service, such as Hulu or Amazon Prime Video, for an extra fee. This way, you can watch the fight along with other Showtime content on your preferred platform.
Shinard Bunch (20-1-1, 16 KOs) is a rising star in the 140-pound division who has won five consecutive fights since his only career loss in 2019. The 23-year-old from Trenton, New Jersey, is known for his speed, power and aggression in the ring. He has scored 16 knockouts in his 20 wins, including nine in the first round. His most notable victory came in his last fight, when he outpointed former world title challenger Henry Lundy in December.
Bryan Flores (23-0-1, 13 KOs) is an undefeated prospect from Tijuana, Mexico, who has been fighting professionally since he was 16 years old. The 22-year-old has a busy and exciting style that has earned him 13 knockouts and several regional titles. He has fought mostly in Mexico, but he has also ventured to the US twice and scored impressive wins over Tyrone Luckey and Placido Ramirez in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Shinard Bunch is the favorite to win the fight with odds of -330. This means that you would have to bet $330 to win $100 if he wins. Bryan Flores is the underdog with odds of +245. This means that you would win $245 if you bet $100 on him and he wins.
Star Boxing’s JAHYAE “THE GOLDEN CHILD” BROWN (Schenectady, NY, 13-0 9KO’s) and GUIDO SHCRAMM (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-1-1 9KO’s) will also trade leather tonight live on ShoBox: The New Generation in the co-feature bout, starting at 10 PM ET from Cache Creek Casino in Brooks, California.
After a tense weigh in yesterday, both fighters shared some final word about the fight. Both Jahyae Brown and Guido Schramm are ready for their big opportunity tonight on Showtime.
“I’m from upstate New York but I train under Dwight Yarde in Las Vegas. He’s helped me to get to a different level. I’m a good student and I’m ready to step up to the challenge. I have the edge. I’m taller, I have a longer reach. I’m going to take control of the fight and stop him in the later rounds.
“I’ve been preparing with Shinard Bunch and Vito Mielnicki, Jr., in Las Vegas. I also sparred with Jallil Hackett, who’s a 175-pounder. I did well. I’m ready for whatever my opponent brings to the table. I know that he moves a lot and he can be tricky at times.
“I come from a different background. I played football. I grew up in a tough part of town. I would fight with my cousins, my siblings. We went to a boxing gym and I just fell in love with it.
“I push myself. I trained very hard and follow my coach’s advice. I do as I’m told. He knows what he’s doing. He’s trained Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis. I’m glad he is in my corner.”
“I can’t wait for April 7th to get back in the ring and showcase my skills. Thank you Team Brown, Coach Dwight, Manager Rudy, Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing for this great opportunity. Shoutout to all of my supporters in the 518 who will be tuning in or coming from Schenectady to watch me fight. We are going to have a great night. I’m looking to put on a beautiful performance.”
“We found out a week ago that we’d be fighting on SHOBOX on April 7. We had actually been training for a different fight on the 8th until this opportunity came along. Fortunately, we were able to work it out and make it happen. Things can change day to day in boxing and I’m grateful for the opportunity to fight on TV in the United States and showcase my skills.
“When it’s time to box, I’ll box. When it’s time to brawl, I’ll brawl. Whatever it takes when I’m in the ring. I’ll adjust to whatever is coming and I’ll take it from there.
“I have the experience edge, and I’ve been sparring with a lot of elite fighters. So I feel prepared and hope everything goes my way this weekend.”
BUNCH VS. FLORES CARD
- Shinard Bunch vs. Bryan Flores, For the IBF USBA super lightweight championship
- Jahyae Brown vs. Guido Schramm, junior middleweights
- Raul Garcia vs. Robert Terry, junior middleweights
- Manuel Avila vs. Alberto Torres, featherweights
- Sachery Sam vs. Anel Dudo, featherweights
- Kevin Montano vs. TBA, junior lightweights