- 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.