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*CLEVELAND *(Nov. 8, 2017) – Featherweight prospects *Luis Rosa Jr.*
and *Yuandale
Evans* worked out for the media today at the Thurgood Marshall Recreational
Center in Cleveland, Ohio prior to their *ShoBox: The New Generation* 10-round
main event matchup *this Friday, November 10 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m.
ET/PT)* from The Masonic Temple Live Cleveland.

The *ShoBox* quadrupleheader features undefeated Russian standout *Radzhab
Butaev*taking on Colombia’s *Janer Gonzalez* in an eight-round welterweight
matchup, and New Zealand’s undefeated *Junior Fa* facing former Golden
Gloves champion *Fred Latham *in an eight-round heavyweight bout. In the
telecast opener, decorated fighter *Charles Conwell *will take on *Roque
“Rocky” Zapata*, who is coming off a three-bout winning streak.

In addition, the 2016 U.S. Olympian Conwell and local Cleveland
fighters Willie Nelson and *Isaiah Steen* worked out in front of the media

Tickets for the DiBella Entertainment event are still available for
purchase at the following link HERE


Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday:


“Yuandale’s a solid, tough fighter. He’s got good pop, but I’m ready for
everything, I’m here to win.

“He wasn’t really on my radar, he sort of came out of the woodwork. We’re
looking for a world championship and this is a step closer.

“I have no problem coming to Cleveland. I want to be a world champion, not
a state champion or the champion of one country. I’ll go anywhere and be

“Boxing fans can expect a powerful, fast, smart fighter. I’m the full
package. I fight with both hands, we’ll see if he can take it.

“This fight is dedicated to all the people of Puerto Rico. Most of my
extended family still lives there and thank God everyone is okay after the

“I know that he’s a Puerto Rican at heart. He’s a strong fighter that comes
forward, a good body puncher. But he doesn’t have any boxing skills. He’s
just a banger who keeps coming forward.

“Defensively, he leaves himself open with his aggressiveness.

“He was not on my radar. I’ve wanted to fight much tougher guys,
higher-ranked guys. But once the fight was offered, I said yes.

“I want to fight Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, Gary Russell Jr., and a
rematch with Javier Fortuna. I want to fight all the top guys because
that’s where I belong.

“It feels great to be fighting at home, it’s been a long time. I just want
to give back to the city and community for them supporting me while I’ve
been on the road. Even when I was an 11-year old amateur, they supported me.

“Expect a show, this will be a war. I can box and everybody knows I’m a
puncher. Fans should be expecting a good fight. I’ll have a huge amount of
people backing me.”

“It means the world to me that I can fight at home and show everyone what
they’ve been missing. Last time I fought here [in Cleveland] was in 2015.

“I know Rocky is a tough fighter, he’s beat a couple prospects and he’ll be
coming to win.

“I’ve heard from many of my Olympic teammates this week and I’m excited to
show them how I look as a professional. I’m looking forward to showing my
skills to all the boxing fans around the world.

“It should be an entertaining, good fight. I’m ready to go and hopefully
close the show early. I’m ready for all six or a first-round knockout.

“I feel no pressure fighting at home or on Showtime. After fighting in the
Olympics, I’m ready for anything.”

“Right now, I’m at the rebuilding stage of my career to become a world

“I know a lot about Alexis Hloros, so no issue being a late addition as an
opponent, I’m ready.

“I haven’t fought in Cleveland since 2009. I love being able to fight at
home. It means a great deal to me.

“I want my next opponent to be a top 20 opponent and to fight again on

“I know Nunez is a very strong, come-forward fighter, but he’s got no
chance on Friday night.

“Last time I fought in Cleveland was as an amateur, three or four years ago.

“I feel no pressure at all fighting at home. I’m thrilled to be fighting at

“Charles and I spar all the time helping each other. He’s like my little
brother. We make a great team.

“Sign the contract. I’m ready to fight anyone.”