A perennial underdog, Frank Galarza is used to people doubting him. “The Brooklyn Rocky” wasn’t expected to win in his first appearance on ShoBox: The New Generation last January when he faced undefeated prospect John Thompson, but he scored one of the best knockouts of the year. The 28-year-old is used to overcoming obstacles -- his father died from a gunshot wound complication when he was 7, his mother died of an overdose just two years later. Yet he’s bounced back from life on the streets to become one of boxing’s most exciting prospects. Check out this video to relive Galarza’s stunning knockout of Thompson and don’t miss his return to ShoBox this Friday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. While he’s matched tough against fellow undefeated junior middleweight prospect Sebastien Bouchard, you can’t count out “The Brooklyn Rocky.”
About ShoBox: The New Generation
Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough. The ShoBox philosophy is to televise exciting, crowd-pleasing and competitive matches while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. The growing list of fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Andre Berto, Leonard Dorin, Scott Harrison, Juan Diaz, Jeff Lacy, Ricky Hatton, Joan Guzman, Juan Urango, David Diaz, Robert Guerrero, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Malignaggi, Kendall Holt, Timothy Bradley, Bernard Dunne, Yonnhy Perez, Yuri Foreman, Andre Ward, Cornelius Bundrage, Austin Trout, Rico Ramos and Shawn Porter.