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Derevyanchenko, Benavidez, but Stiverene doesn’t make Showtime telecast

Undefeated middleweight prospect Sergiy Derevyanchenko (6-0, 4 KOs, WSOB: 23-1, 7 KOs) returns to face veteran Jessie Nicklow (25-7-3, 8 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature of ShoBox: The New Generation, this Saturday from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In the opening bout of the tripleheader, unbeaten light heavyweight David Benavidez (10-0, 9 KOs), younger brother of interim WBA super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez, will take on Felipe Romero (15-9-1, 9 KOs) in an eight round bout. In the ShoBox main event, undefeated super welterweights Frank Galarza (17-0-2, 11 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (16-0, 10 KOs) will square off in a 10-round bout.



The most notable thing is that former WBC heavyweight world champion Bermane “B WARE” Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) returns to the ring this weekend on the same card since losing his world title to Deontay Wilder in January. Stiverne will face Derric Rossy (30-10, 14 KOs) in a ten round clash at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, but the bout will not be televised.


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