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Press Release: EliteXC To Crown New Bantamweight Champion On Sept. 26

History will be made when EliteXC crowns its first 140-pound champion on ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series, Friday, Sept. 26, live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). Abel “The Silent Assassin” Cullum (11-1), of Tucumcari, N.M., will face undefeated Brazilian Wilson Reis (5-0) of Philadelphia in the main event for the bantamweight title at Chumash Casino Resort at Santa Ynez, Calif.

ShoXC, a presentation of EliteXC, showcases young, developing fighters in tough matchups. A springboard for the future stars and champions of EliteXC, ShoXC is patterned after the popular SHOWTIME boxing series ShoBox: The New Generation.

In other ShoXC fights on SHOWTIME, Shane Del Rosario (4-0) of Irvine, Calif., faces Carl Seumentafa (4-0) of Oakland, Calif., in a battle of unbeaten heavyweights; Malaipet (3-2) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., meets David “Tarzan” Douglas (5-1) of Antioch, Calif., at 150 pounds; Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana (11-0) of Irvine, Calif., takes on Jaime Jara (19-5) of North Highlands, Calif., at middleweight; and Erik “Bad” Apple (9-1) of Orange County, Calif. throws down with Matt Makowski (3-0) of Philadelphia, at welterweight.

Tickets, starting at $35, are available by visiting the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Chumash, by visiting the website at or by calling StarTicketsPlus at (800) 800-585-3737. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. First live fight is at 6 p.m. PT.

The bantamweight championship match of Cullum vs. Reis is scheduled for five, 5-minute rounds. The rest of the fights are slated for three, 5-minute rounds.

SHOWTIME announcer Mauro Ranallo will call the action for ShoXC with Stephen Quadros, The Fight Professor, serving as color analyst. The producer of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series is Richard Gaughan with Rick Phillips directing. The executive producer of SHOWTIME Sports is David Dinkins, Jr.