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Nunes Wins Unanimous Decision Over Borquez, Santiago Remains Unbeaten With Fifth-Round TKO Over Lock on a 'ShoBox: The New Generation' Doubleheader From The Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California

Both Bouts to Be Replayed on SHO EXTREME Monday, Oct. 24, at 8 PM ET/PT

SANTA YNEZ, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost one year to the day that he fought in one of the more thrilling "ShoBox: The New Generation" bouts, Agnaldo Nunes returned to the Chumash Casino Resort and recorded a 10-round unanimous decision over Adalberto Borquez Friday on "ShoBox." In the co-feature from Santa Ynez, Calif., Mario Santiago won a thrilling battle of hard-hitting featherweights and kept his perfect record intact by scoring a fifth-round TKO over International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 15 contender Cornelius Lock.

SHOWTIME televised the Gary Shaw Productions doubleheader at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast represented the 66th in the popular "ShoBox" series, which debuted on SHOWTIME in July 2001. The exciting night of boxing also marked the fourth time in 2005 that a "ShoBox" broadcast took place at Chumash.

Nunes (14-1-1, seven KOs), of Fairview, N.J., by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil, won his fifth consecutive outing by confusing Borquez with his southpaw style. Although neither fighter recorded a knockdown, the 10-round affair featured numerous exchanges and momentum changes. Judge Marcos Rosales scored it 96-94, Marty Denkins had it 98-92, while Max DeLuca tallied it 97-93, all in favor of the 1996 and 2000 Brazilian Olympian.

On Oct. 22, 2004, Nunes and Isidro Granados fought to a thrilling, eight-round majority draw on "ShoBox" at Chumash. One judge had it 76-74 for Nunes, while the other two scored it 75-apiece. Despite being knocked down twice, Nunes utilized his size and technique to control most of the action and capture the draw.

Borquez (12-2, 11 KOs), of Culiacan, Mexico, held his own and became a crowd favorite early on with his relentless pursuit of Nunes. Despite a noble effort, the hard-hitting right hander lost for the second time in his last three outings.

The Mexican native, who made his pro debut, at age 19 in January 2003, won his initial 11 fights, including 10 by knockout. In his last bout, Borquez registered a sixth-round TKO over Margarito Lopez on July 15, 2005, in Tijuana, Mexico.

Santiago (13-0, eight KOs), of Ponce, Puerto Rico, rallied from a cut over his right eye in the third round and an early onslaught to win for the 13th consecutive time. After figuring out his opponent's style, Santiago unleashed a barrage of unanswered punches in the fifth round and sent Lock into the ropes. After determining that the nationally-ranked featherweight was unable to defend himself, referee Rosales stepped in and halted matters at 1:05 of the fifth.

Following a stellar amateur career in which he won the Puerto Rico national championship twice, the southpaw made his pro debut at age 22 in April 2001. In his previous bout, Santiago defeated Filiberto Young on the undercard on the undercard of the Oct. 8, 2005, Showtime Pay-Per-View telecast featuring Jose Luis Castillo and Diego Corrales.

Lock (15-3-1, nine KOs), of Detroit, saw his modest two-bout winning streak come to an end after starting out his Showtime debut in fine fashion. Seemingly in control after two rounds, Lock appeared to punch himself out in the third round and paid the price.

In his last fight, "The Master" won a 10-round unanimous decision over Phillip Payne on Aug. 19, 2005, in Las Vegas. On Dec. 12, 2003, Lock produced one of his finest performances when he scored a fourth-round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Munguia in Laughlin, Nev.

"ShoBox: The New Generation" features up-and-coming prospects determined to make a mark and eventually fight for a chance at a world title. The best of the new generation of hungry, young boxers will have an opportunity to showcase their talent and heart as they battle each other in competitive fights in front of a national television audience. "ShoBox: The New Generation" is pure, basic boxing, reminiscent of the golden days of the sport.

Nick Charles called Friday's action from ringside, with Steve Farhood serving as expert analyst. The executive producer of the telecast was Gordon Hall, with Richard Gaughan producing.

For information on "ShoBox: The New Generation" and SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecasts, including complete fighter bios, records, related stories and more, please go the SHOWTIME website at http://www.sho.com/boxing.


CONTACT: Ivy Moon-Furia, +1-212-708-7319, or Minerva Martinez,
+1-212-708-3276, both of SHOWTIME; or Dan Clavadetscher, ext. 106, or Chris
O'Connell, ext. 123, both of Brener Zwikel, +1-818-344-6195, for SHOWTIME

Web site: http://www.sho.com/boxing

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