Franco-Miranda, Kayode-Iannuzzi Fights Still On For Friday, Feb. 4th:
Undefeated lightweight prospect Archie Ray Marquez suffered an injury during training and was forced to pull out of his scheduled bout against Marvin Quintero on this Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation on Showtime. It had been rumored for several days that Marquez would be off the card, and today it was made official that it would be so.
The scheduled main event and co-feature remain intact. The telecast begins at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The Marquez-Quintero bout will not be replaced.
In the 10-round main event, undefeated featherweight prospect and Cuban Olympian Luis Franco (8-0, 5 KOs) will look to take another giant step towards challenging for a world title in 2011 when he takes on veteran Leonilo Miranda (26-2, 25 KOs).
In a co-feature worthy of main event billing, crowd-pleasing, Freddie Roach-trained Lateef Kayode (15-0, 14 KOs) will be looking for his 15th consecutive knockout as he squares off against Tampa native Nicholas Iannuzzi (16-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round cruiserweight bout.