Jordan White made a resounding statement in the super featherweight division with a one-punch knockout of Eridson Garcia on SHOWTIME’s SHOBOX: The New Generation. White’s spectacular performance, taking place at the Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., further solidified his status as a promising prospect in the division.
White landed a damaging blow on Garcia that caused him to stagger, and according to White, smile at him. However, the second punch put Garcia to sleep, displaying White’s power.
Being trained by his father and Bill Haney, father of the Undisputed Lightweight World Champion Devin Haney, White enjoys a close-knit team and a supportive network. Devin Haney celebrated with White via FaceTime shortly after his victory.
White’s amateur career includes victories over Brandun Lee and Vergil Ortiz, Jr., and this recent knockout has significantly boosted his profile. After a decisive sixth-round TKO over Misael Lopez in his first SHOBOX appearance, White’s latest win came in less than two minutes into the first round. With this win, White is ready to take on all challengers in the 130-pound division, including Chris Colbert.
In another highly anticipated super welterweight bout, Paul Kroll and Guido Schramm fought to a majority draw. Despite Judge John McKaie favoring Kroll 77-75, the other two scorecards reflected a 76-76 draw. Both fighters felt they had done enough to earn a victory, and a rematch may be in the works.
In an opener bout between undefeated super featherweights, Julian Gonzalez claimed a unanimous decision over Johnny Spell. Gonzalez, who showcased an impressive overhand right, landed 140 of 418 punches (33%) compared to Spell’s 95 of 324 (29%). Despite being shot five times in August 2022, Spell returned to the ring and demonstrated incredible resilience against the talented Gonzalez over eight rounds.