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Ivan Redkach 137, Yakubu Amidu 137

Fighters Network
Undefeated lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach and opponent Yakubu Amidu each weighed 137 pounds in advance of Friday’s main event at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California on a “ShoBox: The New Generation” telecast on Showtime.
A 28-year-old Ukrainian southpaw who lives and trains in Los Angeles, Redkach (17-0, 13 knockouts) is coming off a unanimous decision over Sergey Gulyakevich in June that was preceded by a unanimous decision over Tony Luis in January.

A Los Angeles-based Ghanaian, Amidu (21-5-2, 19 KOs), 30, was last in action for a split decision loss to Chris Rudd in February in the quarterfinal round of the “Boxcino” lightweight tournament.

Prior to their junior middleweight bout, the 6-foot-5, Alantez Fox and 5-9 Patrick Day weighed 155 and 154, respectively.
Fox, 22, will be after his seventh consecutive victory against Day and is coming off a unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia in September.

Day, also 22, was last in the ring for a unanimous decision over Felipe Reyes in October, ending his own run of three consecutive stoppage victories.

For the opening bout of the ShoBox broadcast, hard-hitting middleweight Ievgen Khytrov and Maurice Louishome weighed 163 and 161, respectively.

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 in their pro careers. Louishome, 37, is coming off a technical decision over Arturo Crespin in November.