August 4 ShoBox Card

By Caryn A. Tate on July 19, 2017
August 4 ShoBox Card
Eyubov, originally from Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, will appear on ShoBox for the third time.

The ShoBox broadcast will begin at 10:30pm immediately following Episode 1 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. McGregor…

The ShoBox: The New Generation card on Friday, August 4 is heating up.

Junior welterweight Bakhtiyar “Bakha Bullet” Eyubov (13-0, 11 KOs) will face off against fellow undefeated Sonny “Pretty Boi” Fredrickson (17-0, 11 KOs) in the 10-round co-featured bout live from the MGM Grand Detroit.

Salita Promotions’ “Battle of the Best” will feature two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (3-0, 1 KO) versus WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round world title unification bout. Adler vs. Shields is also for the vacant IBF Super Middleweight title.

Opening the telecast at 10:30pm ET/PT will be fellow southpaws, super bantamweight Vladimir Tikhonov (15-0, 9 KOs) and Jesse Angel Hernandez (8-1, 6 KOs), in an eight-rounder.

The ShoBox broadcast will begin at 10:30pm ET/PT immediately following Episode 1 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. McGregor.

Eyubov, now based in Brooklyn but originally from Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, will appear on ShoBox for the third time against Fredrickson. The 30-year-old stopped then 16-2-1 Jared Robinson in three rounds in January 2016 and won a 10-round split decision versus Karim Mayfield in August 2016.
“I simply want to fight the best,” Eyubov said.  “Sonny is a skilled fighter who I know will come to fight. I look forward to putting on a great show for fans at MGM Detroit and those watching on SHOWTIME. Expect a special performance on August 4.”

Fredrickson, hailing from Toledo, Ohio, is tall at 6’2” for his division, as well as an impressive knockout ratio. He sports an outstanding amateur record of 120-8 (60 KOs), and his accomplishments include the 2013 National PAL Bronze Medalist (141 lbs.), the 2013 National Golden Gloves Final Eight (141 lbs.), five Toledo Golden Glove Championships and two Ohio State Junior Olympics Championships. 
Fredrickson said, “Going up against another undefeated fighter will be a great opportunity for me to showcase my skills in front of the world Personally, I feel like I have much to prove and I’m looking forward to making a strong statement against a tough, quality fighter.  I’ve been training hard to get this chance and I’m looking forward to putting together a great performance.”

Tickets for the event promoted by Salita Promotions are on sale now and priced at $350, $250, $125 and $60. They will be available at www.ticketmaster.com. Eyubov vs. Fredrickson is promoted in association with Roc Nation Sports.

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