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Typhoon Koppu Forces Cancellation of Angel Luna’s ShoBox Bout on Friday

Harmonito Dela Torre Unable to Make Trip to Phoenix from the Philippines

Phoenix, Ariz. (Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015) – Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions was notified today that a Friday night bout on ShoBox: The New Generation between Uprising featherweight Angel Luna (11-1-1, 6 KOs) and Harmonito Dela Torre (16-0, 11 KOs) has been officially cancelled. The cancellation is due to the tragic effects of Typhoon Koppu, which ravaged Dela Torre’s home country of the Philippines this week.

Luna was entering the contest after an impressive win over Jose Lopez, who was previously undefeated in 16 fights. That meeting occurred at Barclays Center in June on the Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale undercard, with Luna flooring Lopez twice as he cruised to a six-round unanimous decision.

Dela Torre was scheduled to make his American debut in the bout.

Uprising Promotions will still be making an appearance on ShoBox: The New Generation this Friday night when light heavyweight Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson (16-3, 10 KOs) meets once-beaten Lavarn Harvell (15-1, 8 KOs). The fight will be Clarkson’s second showcase on ShoBox this year, with his last time being a third round TKO of highly regarded prospect Jerry Odom in July. The Texas native has since picked up his third straight stoppage win via a first round TKO of Rayford Johnson in August, which was his sixth overall victory of the past year. In addition to the Odom win, that impressive streak also includes a decision over former world title challenger Cedric Agnew.

Uprising Promotions also recently announced a new member to its stable, with the addition of super welterweight Sheldon Moore (14-3-1, 10 KOs). The Belgian native comes to the promotion following a fifth round knockout of Zoltan Sera this past May. A winner of three of his last four bouts, with the lone loss being to unbeaten Brooklyn contender Frank Galarza, the 5-foot-10 Moore has 10 stoppages over the 14 victories on his resume. A boxer-puncher who is not afraid to test himself, Moore has faced nine opponents with three or less defeats.

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