Juan Carrillo, Vladimir Shishkin Among Contenders to Compete in Detroit on March 28

“Big Time Boxing USA,” the new series presented by Salita Promotions, will return for its second installment on March 28 at Wayne State Fieldhouse in Detroit, with a pair of matchups featuring top contenders in their respective divisions.

The card, which will be streamed live on DAZN (8 p.m. ET), is topped by 2016 Colombian Olympian Juan Carrillo putting his unbeaten record on the line against veteran Quinton Rankin in a 10-round light heavyweight bout. Additionally, IBF No. 2 super middleweight contender Vladimir Shishkin returns to battle Mike Guy in the 10-round co-main event.

Tickets for the live event are on sale now and can be purchased online or in person at the Wayne State Fieldhouse box office. This will be the second boxing event at Wayne State Fieldhouse, the home of the Detroit Pistons’ G-League affiliate, the Motor City Cruise, after “Big Time Boxing USA” debuted at the venue in February.

“March 28 is going to feature two fighters on their way to a world title in talent-packed, exciting divisions,” said Dmitriy Salita, president of Salita Promotions. “Juan Carillo, with an outstanding amateur career, is coming off a career-best win and is ready to put the division on notice. Vladimir Shishkin has been gunning for [Saul] “Canelo” Alvarez, and with all the happenings in the division, that time is coming soon.”

Representing his native Barranquilla, Colombia, Carillo (11-0, 8 KOs) has impressed since turning pro in 2019, quickly working his way up the light heavyweight ladder. His most recent outing saw the 31-year-old earn a victory over previously unbeaten Richard Vansiclen to take home the WBO Inter-Continental belt, putting Carillo on a path to facing Dmitry Bivol.

Among Colombia’s most decorated amateurs, Carillo posted a record of 388-23 and advanced to the second round at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also won gold medals at the 2012 Colombian National Games, 2012 Pacific Cup Tournament, 2011 Colombian National Championships, 2010 Colombian Youth National Championships, and took silver at the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games.

Rankin (21-8-2, 16 KOs) has faced a slew of big names throughout a pro career that dates back to 2011. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Rankin challenged reigning titleholder David Morrell Jr. and former longtime champion Chad Dawson in 2019 alone. Following the Morrell fight, Rankin put together an impressive six-fight winning streak, stopping four of those opponents. He most recently dropped a decision to contender Deon Nicholson in September 2023.

In addition to his IBF ranking, Shishkin (15-0, 9 KOs) has earned acclaim as Ring Magazine’s No. 6 super middleweight. If he continues his winning ways, he’ll look to earn a world title fight against Alvarez, the current undisputed super middleweight world champion. Fighting out of the resurgent Detroit boxing scene under the guidance of renowned trainer SugarHill Steward, Shishkin turned pro in 2016 following a prolific amateur career. The 32-year-old earned an impressive victory in December 2022, besting former world champion Jose Uzcategui via unanimous decision in a nationally televised bout. Most recently, Shishkin knocked out Ramon Ayala inside two rounds last September.

Shishkin will be opposed by Los Angeles’ Guy (12-7-1, 5 KOs), who owns notable victories over Denis Douglin and Marco Delgado. Guy has faced a who’s who of top contenders throughout his career, including Sergiy Derevyanchenko, John Ryder, Jesse Hart, Demond Nicholson, Ali Akhmedov and Junior Younan. Despite facing that level of competition, Guy has been stopped only once in his career.