ShoBox: The New Generation
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ShoBox: The New Generation is a boxing television program, on Showtime. Debuting in 2001, it focuses mainly on up-and-coming boxing prospects. This program, which is a spin-off of its sister boxing program, Showtime Championship Boxing, usually televises live at 11 p.m. ET/PT on selected Fridays. The show features Barry Tompkins on blow-by-blow and with Steve Farhood as the expert analyst. Tompkins and Farhood have been the broadcast team since 2012.
Due to its fine matchmaking, ShoBox is generally seen by boxing fans and experts as a step up for a prospect. A phrased coined "ShoBox fighter", meaning a quality prospect primed for tougher competition, has origins from the show.
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