Star Boxing’s undefeated heavyweight contender Joe “The Future” Hanks will return to action in a non-televised bout against veteran Marcus Rhode on Friday, April 27th at the Buffalo Run Casino and Resort in Miami, Oklahoma.
Later that night on ShoBox: The New Generation, (live on SHOWTIME, 11p ET/PT) super middleweights will be featured as Thomas Oosthuizen battles Marcus Johnson in a ten round bout and junior featherweights clash with Orlando Del Valle facing Chris Martin in a scheduled ten rounder along with an eight round junior lightweight bout between Jose Pedraza and Gil Garcia.
A native of Newark, New Jersey, now training out of Los Angeles, California, the 29-year-old Hanks kicked off his 2012 campaign on February 4th with a second round knockout of monstrous Cuban, Rafael Pedro.
The stoppage over Pedro at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York raised Hanks’ record to 19-0-0 with thirteen knockouts as he defended his IBA Americas Heavyweight Title.
In addition to his training regimen, Hanks has also kept busy with former world title challenger Jameel “Big Time” McCline in the production of a new DVD for the BBC series, Frozen Planet. More information can be found at www.FrozenPlanetDvd.com