The fighters who’ll compete in the co-feature Today Nov. 16, on ShoBox:
The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West
Coast) from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., had to be separated by their camps after a mini-melee broke out Thursday during the weigh-in. The fracas between super welterweights Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez
(22-1-1, 13 KOs), of Miami (pictured at the left), and James “Shotgun” Winchester (15-5, 5 KOs), of Greensboro, N.C., came after Hernandez shoved
Winchester before they were to pose for cameras after they both weighed in.
Their 10-round clash, which will open the telecast, was just added to the televised portion of the event late Wednesday.
No one enjoyed the commotion more than Hall of Fame promoter, Don King.
Both fighters made weight; Hernandez tipped the scale at 156 pounds, Winchester 155¾ Undefeated lightweights Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (13-0, 10 KOs), of Miami, Fla., and Johnny Garcia (13-0, 8 KOs), of Holland, Mich., collide in the ShoBox
main event. Garcia made the contracted weight (135 pounds) easily, coming in at 133¾
pounds. Santana came in 1¾ pounds overweight, however, and had two hours to shed the excess poundage.
Here are pics from the Official Weigh-In at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.,
This was in advance of Friday’s “Sunshine State Showdown” televised doubleheader (ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME beginning at 11 p.m. ET
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT ATTRACTION 10 ROUNDS
JOEY “Twinkle Fingers” HERNANDEZ JAMES “Shotgun” WINCHESTER
WBC U.S. Super Welterweight Champion Tar Heel Spoiler
Miami, Fla. Greensboro, N.C.
22-1-1 (13 KOs) 15-5 (5 KOs)
156 155 ¾