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Alantez Fox looks to prove he is ready for the next level vs. Patrick Day

At 6-foot-5, Alantez Fox is accustomed to standing head and shoulders above most of his opponents.
But when Fox (13-0-1, 4 knockouts) steps into the ring on Friday opposite the 5-9 Patrick Day (9-0-1, 5 KOs), the junior middleweight will look to display the skills that prove he truly belongs on “the next level and beyond.”

Nicknamed, “SlyAza,” Fox will be after his seventh consecutive victory against Day at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California on a “ShoBox: The New Generation” telecast on Showtime.

“This is my chance to prove to everyone watching as well as my promoters, New Legend Boxing and DiBella Entertainment, that I am ready to take things to the next level and beyond,” said Fox, of 22, of Forestville, Md.

“I am trying to go all the way to the top. This win against Patrick Day legitimizes my skills as a serious prospect. It shows that I am not a fluke or some undefeated fighter with a padded record. This is not the last time you will see me on ShoBox.”

Fox is coming off a unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia in September, with the lone blemish on his record being a draw with undefeated Frank Galarza in September 2012. Day, 22, was last in the ring for a unanimous decision over Felipe Reyes in October, ending his own run of three consecutive stoppage victories.

“I don’t plan on stopping here at all and hope to be back in the ring as soon as possible,” said Fox. “I want to climb up in the rankings and fight tougher opponents. Hopefully sometime within this year or early next year, I will be fighting in a title bout.”

Fox-Day will take place in support of a main event featuring lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach opposite gatekeeper Yakubu Amidu in an event being promoted by Lou DiBella.

A 28-year-old Ukrainian southpaw who lives and trains in Los Angeles, Redkach is coming off a unanimous decision over Sergey Gulyakevich in June that was preceded by a unanimous decision over Tony Luis in January.

A native of Ghana who lives in Los Angeles, Amidu, 30, was last in action for a split decision loss to Chris Rudd in February in the quarterfinal round of the “Boxcino” lightweight tournament.

In the opening bout of the ShoBox broadcast, hard-hitting middleweight Ievgen Khytrov will face Maurice Louishorne.

Having fought six times in 2014, Khytrov, 26, most recently scored first-round stoppages against Willie Fortune and Louis Rose, both of whom were knocked out for the first time. Luishome, 37, is coming off a technical decision over Arturo Crespin in November.