Fight Week: Luis Nunez headlines ShoBox card featuring six unbeaten prospects

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FIGHT WEEK

A battle between featherweight prospects LUIS Nunez and Carlos Arrieta highlights a ShoBox card featuring six unbeaten young fighters.

Luis Nunez (15-0, 11 KOs) vs. Carlos Arrieta (14-0, 8 KOs)

  • When: Friday, Jan. 7

  • Time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (main event later in show)

  • Where: Caribe Royale Resort, Orlando, Florida

  • TV/Stream: Showtime

  • Division: Featherweight

  • At stake: No titles

  • Pound-for-pound ranking: None

  • Odds: NA

  • Also on the card: Starling Castillo vs. Otar Eranosyan, lightweights; Edwin De Los Santos vs. William Foster III, junior lightweights

  • Prediction: Nunez UD

  • Background: The three-fight ShoBox: The New Generation card features six undefeated fighters, which is a first, according to the network. The 10-round main event pits Luis Nunez against Carlos Arrieta in a battle of featherweight prospects. Nunez is a 22-year-old former amateur standout for his native Dominican Republic who can box and punch. He’s coming off a shutout decision over previously unbeaten Jayvon Garnett this past September on ShoBox in Oklahoma, his first fight outside of the D.R. He has beaten higher caliber opponents than Arrieta, a 27-year-old from Puerto Rico. Dominican lightweight prospect Starling Castillo (16-0, 12 KOs) will face Otar Eranosyan (10-0, 6 KOs) on the card. Castillo is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over veteran Juan Carlos Burgos in September. Eranosyan is a Miami-based Georgian. Lightweight Edwin De Los Santos (13-0, 12 KOs) is the third Dominican prospect who will be featured on the telecast. He faces William Foster III (13-0, 9 KOs) of New Haven, Connecticut. The six fighters are a combined 81-0 (58 KOs).