Showtime’s, ShoBox: The New Generation, resumed for the first time since March with Long Island’s WENDY “THE HAITIAN FIRE” TOUSSAINT (now 12-1 5KO’s) taking on heralded prospect, #9 world rated (IBF) jr. middleweight CHARLES “BAD NEWS” CONWELL (now 13-0 10KO’s) in a 10-round IBF USBA Jr. middleweight championship bout.
From the opening bell, Toussaint and Conwell remained at the center of the ring trading punches, gauging distance, and feeling out the oppositions power. Conwell, known for his body work, got right down to brass tacts, digging to the body, which Toussaint handled well through the first five rounds of the scheduled ten round bout. While Conwell was winning the rounds, Toussaint was always in the fight.
Toussaint who mainly fought behind his jab looking to counter punch, had his best round in the sixth, landing three punch combinations, finishing with a sharp left to the body. In the eighth round, Toussaint and Conwell traded as both men began to open up, feeling the pressure with the close of the fight impending.
To no surprise, in the ninth, Conwell went on the attack, looking for the big finish. After Toussaint stood tall, taking Conwell’s best shots for the entirety of the fight, Conwell landed a big uppercut, breaking the nose of Toussaint, causing him to take a knee. Unable to continue Conwell scored the KO victory 2:42 into the ninth round. Conwell improves to 13-0 10KO’s, Toussaint falls to 12-1 5KO’s.
Star Boxing congratulates Charles Conwell and his team and wish them luck and success in the future.
About ShoBox: The New Generation
Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough. The ShoBox philosophy is to televise exciting, crowd-pleasing and competitive matches while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. Some of the growing list of the 83 fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Errol Spence Jr., Andre Ward, Deontay Wilder, Erislandy Lara, Shawn Porter, Gary Russell Jr., Lamont Peterson, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Nonito Donaire, Devon Alexander, Carl Froch, Robert Guerrero, Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Juan Manuel Lopez, Chad Dawson, Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams and more.
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