Showtime will shine a light on some of the more intriguing prospects in boxing on Friday night, as undefeated super middleweights Ronald Ellis (14-0-1, 10 KO’s) and Junior Younan (13-0, 9 KO’s) headline the “ShoBox: The New Generation” fight card from the WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa.
In the United States, the main card is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will be broadcast on Showtime, with Ellis vs Younan serving as the main event. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch Showtime online, on your phone or on another streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services. They cost a monthly fee but all come with a free trial, so you can watch tonight’s fight at no cost:
Amazon Prime: If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch Showtime live through Amazon Channels. The Showtime channel costs just $8.99 per month. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and then you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app
Sling TV: Showtime is a $10 per month add-on that can be added to either of Sling TV’s base packages, which cost $20 or $25 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
Showtime.com: Showtime’s standalone streaming service allows you to watch Showtime for $10.99 per month. You can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Showtime Anytime app
After boxing to a draw against Jerry Odom in February of 2016, the 28-year-old Ellis reeled off a pair of unanimous decision victories in a row over Oscar Riojas and Christopher Brooker. Though the Los Angeles native has fought on Showtime twice before, he has never headlined a show, so you can bet he’ll be looking to put on a show on Friday night.
“It’s going to be fireworks from the jump,” he said. “Younan is a good little fighter, but we are trying to get him out of there. This is my first main event and I want to impress. It will be a good way to start 2018, which will be my year.”
Looking to make sure 2018 won’t be Ellis’ year is the 22-year-old Younan. Following an impressive 90-5 amateur career, the jump to becoming a professional at the age of 18 has gone swimmingly with 13 wins in 13 fights. He most recently defeated Mike Guy via unanimous decision on a CBS broadcast, so headlining a Showtime show is undoubtedly a big jump.
“It’s a pleasure to fight on Showtime and I’m excited to put on a show for all the viewers,” said the Brooklyn native. “I’ve been working as hard as possible and I’m confident my efforts will pay off. I’m going to break my opponent’s spirit and pick him apart. This is my time. In 2018, I’m looking to make a title run and this fight is just the first step.”
There are three other fights on Showtime’s Friday night card: Wellington Romero (14-0-1, 8 KO’s) vs Samuel Teah (12-1-1, 5 KO’s), Thomas Mattice (10-0, 8 KO’s) vs Rolando Chinea (15-1-1, 6 KO’s), and Devin Haney (18-0, 12 KO’s) vs Harmonito Dela Torre (19-1-1, 12 KO’s).