THE WILLIE SHAW SHOW
'THE WILLIE SHAW SHOW' ON SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD, AT THE SAN MATEO EVENT CENTER
Professional boxing continues in the Bay Area in a very big way on Saturday, March 23rd, as Ambition Empire Promotions hosts a new pro boxing series at the San Mateo Event Center. Featuring a six-bout pro boxing card and staged in the 2,000-seat Fiesta Hall, 'The Willie Shaw Show' will showcase undefeated knockout artist Willie "The Thrill" Shaw Jr. in the main event, going for his 7th KO and a perfect 10-0 record. The undercard will feature Richmond's Jasper McCargo attempting to end Merced Nathan Sharp's perfect record. Andres Salas, (3-0, all 1st round KOs) is also looking to continue his streak against Vallejo's Fernando Caro in an all-out heavyweight bout. Three more exciting bouts, all featuring Bay Area fighters, are scheduled on the undercard
FIGHT CARD - SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD
INSIDE THE ROPES: 'WILLIE SHAW HEADLINES SAN MATEO CARD ON MARCH 23RD'
Super lightweight prospect Willie “The Thrill” Shaw (9-0, 6KOs) will face Jose Marrufo in an eight-round main event from the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on March 23rd, promoted by Ambition Empire Promotions, and card put together by matchmaker Andy Nance. Shaw will be going for his 7th KO and a perfect 10-0 record.
Willie Shaw Jr. trains with Jairo Escobar in San Francisco, CA, along with training in Martinez, CA, with famed sports strength and conditioning coach Mike Neal Jr., as well as sparring top talents such as Jamel Herring, Shakur Stevenson and Devin Haney. Known as 'The Thrill," Shaw is known for his power, as he is one of the hardest puncher in his division.
Marrufo, who sports an unsexy 11-8-2 record, offers a few interesting things, one of which being he is durable. Marrufo has only been stopped in the past three years once by Top Rank prospect Maxim Dadashev, and the rest of the fights he forced them to go the distance. Marrufo also holds a win over Cameron Kreal, who is currently signed to Mayweather Promotions.
The co-main event features cruiserweight Andres Salas (3-0, 3KOs) who has won every single bout in his professional career by first-round knockout. Salas will face Richmond's Fernando Caro (3-1). Salas is one of Ambition Empire Promotions' homegrown talents from the Bay Area, and he is making plenty of noise and worthy of a step-up in competition if this fight goes his way.
The best bout of the evening will be a four-round light heavyweight bout between decorated amateur Jasper “Smooth Jazz” McCargo (3-1-1, 2KOs) facing undefeated Nathan Davis Sharp (3-0, 3KOs) of Mercer, CA. McCargo is a fighter with a wealth of amateur experience and faired well in his last outing against Marco Antonio Delgado in a loss. This will be a major point in his career while Sharp, on the other hand, is an accurate power puncher who has brutally knocked out all of his competition so far.