NEW YORK (September 18, 2018) – Undefeated middleweight prospect *Cem
now face fellow undefeated prospect *DeAndre Ware* Friday, September 28, in
the opening bout on *ShoBox: The New Generation* live on SHOWTIME at 10
p.m. ET/PT from Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. The eight-round
fight will now be contested at 168-pounds. Ware replaces Donnie Marshall, a
natural middleweight, who elected to pull out of the fight when the
scheduled 160-pound bout moved to 168 pounds.
In the previously announced 10-round main event, top undefeated lightweight
prospect *Devin Haney* will face three-time world title challenger *Juan
Carlos Burgos*. The co-feature of the second Friday of back-to-back ShoBox
telecasts will feature an immediate rematch of one of 2018’s most
controversial fights between lightweights *Thomas Mattice* and *Zhora
Hamazaryan* (see full fight: s.sho.com/2OhsH9G
[image: Thomas Mattice vs. Zhora Hamazaryan: Full Fight | SHOBOX: THE NEW
Thomas Mattice vs. Zhora Hamazaryan: Full Fight | SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
“It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Ware, who is managed by Split-T
Management. “I don’t know much about him other than he seems to be a
come-forward guy, but I’m not too worried about him. I’m in shape and
ready. I’ve stayed in shape since my fight in June.
“This is the biggest stage of my career so far, and I’m excited to be able
to show the world what I can do.”
Ware, (12-0-2, 8 KOs), of Toledo, Ohio, is coming off the most impressive
performance of his career when he upset previously unbeaten Puerto Rican
Olympian Enrique Collazo on June 9 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Unbeaten 30-year-old
Ware has won four straight contests after back-to-back draws in early 2017.
Kilic will be his second consecutive undefeated opponent.
A former collegiate football player at the University of Toledo, Ware
turned professional in 2014 after an impressive amateur career where he
competed in approximately 80 fights. In addition to his professional boxing
career, the 5’9″ Ware also works fulltime as a firefighter in his hometown.
Trained by Lamar Wright, Ware has sparred with fellow Toledo natives
including former IBF World Lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. and Tyler
McCreary, the WBA No. 4 ranked featherweight.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Devin Haney Promotions and
Ringside Tickets Inc., priced $19 for General Admission, $29, $59, $79,
$99, and $129 for Ringside, are on sale now, and can be purchased by
calling the Pechanga Casino Box Office at 1-888-810-8871 or online at