Andre Ward Will Be on Friday ShoBox


Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward to Serve as Guest Analyst

On Tomorrow’s (Friday’s) ShoBox Telecast

Following his dominant victory to win the Super Six World Boxing Classic, WBA/WBC/The Ring Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward will return to SHOWTIME tomorrow/this Friday as a special guest analyst on ShoBox: The New Generation. Ward will join blow-by-blow announcer Al Bernstein and fellow analyst Steve Farhood to call the first two bouts of the night. Antonio Tarver – along with Bernstein and Farhood – will call the world championship main event featuring WBA Super Bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KOs) and Cuban amateur standout Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KOs).

Opening the ShoBox telecast, undefeated Matthew Villanueva (6-0-1, 6 KOs) will fight Mike Ruiz (8-1-1, 3 KOs) in an 8-round junior bantamweight affair. The second bout of the evening will be a special 8-round lightweight attraction pitting Guy Robb (7-0, 3 KOs) vs. Joel Diaz Jr. (6-0, 5 KOs) in a battle of unbeaten prospects.

ShoBox will air LIVE tomorrow/this Friday, Jan. 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.