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ShoBox: The New Generation Delivers Knockout for Shreveport Boxing Fans

Devin Haney wins main event in Showtime series

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  • Joel Rodgers

Grown men punching each other in the face, and we loved every second of it.

Boxing returned to Shreveport’s StageWorks of Louisiana with Showtime’s boxing series ShoBox: The New Generation.

The main event saw 20-year-old Devin Haney improving to 21-0 (13 KO) with a pretty dominant performance against South Africa’s Xolisani Ndongeni (25-0, 13 KO), winning on scores of 99-90, 100-89, and 100-89. The main event was a good fight and it was pretty cool see TMT (The Money Team)

Shreveport also packed inside StageWorks to see Local fighters Kendrik Williams and Blake Franklin. Williams dominated his first professional fight, and got the win. Franklin’s fight went to the judges, and the judges got it wrong. Not sorry, not sorry. They just did.

The fight was promoted by local promoters Bishop Promotions as well as Haney Promotions and of course Showtime Boxing. (and all their cameras and whatnot)

The Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission and SPAR also were key in the success of this event. Hats off, boys!

Boxing rules! And in Shreveport/Bossier we have a rich history of boxing, and with events like ShoBox coming to town, plus local boxing Red River Boxing Alliance, and great boxing coaches like Jake Dement at Dement Bros Boxing Club — we have a real bright future!

Can’t wait to see what’s next.

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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 jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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