Professional Boxing returns to Shreveport January 31st

ShoBox: The New Generation - January 31st

  • Joel Rodgers

The Hirsch Coliseum has hosted professional boxing before, and on the 31st of January it will host it again.

Bishop Promotions, a locally owned fight promotion is bringing boxing back to George’s Pond at the Hirsch Coliseum, they’re teaming up with ShoBox: The New Generation again. Last year ShoBox came to Stage Works of Shreveport for a fun night of boxing, and this year they’re returning, but inside the Hirsch Coliseum.

The fight card is set to be released soon, as of now, we know a couple of the fighters who will be stepping inside the squared circle. Shreveport’s Zach Albritton and Blake Franklin will both be in action. Tickets are available at

We’ll have more details on this fun night of professional boxing as more details are made available. Including fun interviews and videos like only we can do.



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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at

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