HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Don King Promotions assembled only the second outdoor boxing ground at Hallandale Beach’s Gulf Stream Park for Friday’s edition of ShoBox “The New Generation.” And, in a symbol of the bad luck that befell the card, it rained on the gathered crowd.
The original scheduled main event featured much-discussed junior middleweight Omar Henry, but earlier this week, Henry was forced to withdraw from his scheduled match due to gallstones, elevating one of Don King’s brightest prospects, lightweight Cuban Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (14-0, 11 KOs) into the main event limelight.
But it wasn't all a downpour of bad luck, as Santana shined quite brightly indeed. Santana, a two-time Cuban national champion, destroyed Johnny Garcia (13-1, 8 KOs) in extraordinary fashion.
In the 1st round, Santana jabbed from the outside, landing his most significant punch, a counter left, with his back against the ropes. To start the 2nd Santana floored Garcia with a straig...