By MJ Mendoza: In the heart of Inglewood, California, on Saturday, October 21, a thrilling night of boxing awaits fans as two undefeated prospects step into the ring for a high-stakes showdown. Joeshon “Shontime” James (7-0-2, 4 KOs), hailing from Sacramento, and David “Dynamite” Stevens (13-0, 9 KOs) from Reading, Pennsylvania, are set to face off in an intense 8-round Super Middleweight bout at the KIA Forum.
Joeshon “Shontime” James: The Matador
Joeshon James, at 25 years of age, is an athlete who has demonstrated remarkable skills and finesse in the boxing ring. His journey to this clash with Stevens has been marked by a series of controversial draws, where he showcased his prowess in the sweet science. James is known for his exceptional ability to control the range, a skill that was evident in his matches against undefeated and aggressive-minded opponents Abilkhan Amankul and Javier Martinez.
As James gears up to face David Stevens, he must once again bring his A-game to the ring. Stevens poses a formidable challenge with his reputation as one of the hardest punchers in the highly competitive 168-pound division.
David “Dynamite” Stevens: The Bull
David Stevens, under the tutelage of esteemed trainer Ronnie Shields, is a force to be reckoned with. Stevens has stopped three of his last four opponents, including a jaw-dropping “Knockout of the Year” candidate when he defeated the formerly undefeated Sean Hemphill on ShoBox earlier this year. Stevens embodies the ‘bull’ in this thrilling “matador vs. bull” style match-up. His punching power and determination make him a formidable opponent, and he will be eager to maintain his undefeated record in this clash with James.
An Evening of Fierce Competition
“James vs. Stevens” is just one of many exciting contests that will unfold at the KIA Forum on October 21. The night’s DAZN broadcast features a total of five hotly-contested matches, promising boxing fans an evening filled with fierce competition and entertainment.
The 12-round main event of the evening features “Alexis Rocha vs. Giovani Santillan” as they battle for the WBO NABO Welterweight title, promising a high-stakes showdown that could have significant implications for the future of the 147-pound division.
In the co-main event, former World Champion Joseph “JoJo” Diaz (33-4-1, 15 KOs) of South El Monte will return to the ring to face the up-and-coming pugilist Richard “El Castigo” Medina (15-1, 8 KOs) from San Antonio, Texas. This lightweight clash is set to be a thrilling encounter and adds to the evening’s excitement.
Championship Showdown: Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño vs. Gabriela Fundora
The championship fight of the night will see IBF Flyweight Titleholder Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (32-3-2, 11 KOs) defend her hard-won title against Gabriela Fundora (11-0, 4 KOs) from Coachella Valley. Muciño, a four-time flyweight titlist, will be making her first title defense following a grueling battle with Leonela Yudica in October 2022, where she secured the Argentinian’s belt. On the other side, Gabriela Fundora, in her quest for a world championship belt, last emerged victorious in a fight against Maria Santizo that went the distance.
In another exciting match on DAZN, Rialto’s Ricardo “El Niño” Sandoval (22-2, 16 KOs) will return to the ring, with an opponent to be announced soon. Sandoval, known for his thrilling, toe-to-toe matchups, promises an action-packed bout that fans won’t want to miss.
Don’t Miss the Action
With a lineup that features undefeated prospects, former champions, and a championship title defense, the night of October 21 promises to be a spectacle for boxing enthusiasts. The event will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN, beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT. Whether you’re a fan of technical finesse, knockout power, or fierce competition, this night of boxing has something for everyone. Joeshon James vs. David Stevens, the matador vs. the bull, is just one piece of the action-packed puzzle that will unfold at the KIA Forum in Inglewood, California.