King’s Promotions has announced the signing of undefeated flyweight Damian “Sugar” Vazquez and super middleweight Blake Cameron Mansfield to promotional contracts.
Vazquez of Las Vegas, Nevada has a record of 8-0 with three knockouts. The former amateur sensation was a multiple-time National champion and Ringside World champion.
The 19 year-old Vazquez turned professional at age 16 with a 1st round stoppage over Miguel Meneses. He has won every bout, and captured the NABF Junior Flyweight title with 8 round unanimous decision over former three-time world title challenger Omar Soto. He made one defense of the title with 8 round unanimous decision over Edwin Reyes (4-1-2). In his last bout, Vazquez won a six-round unanimous decision over Javier Lapizco (7-1) on October 14, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.
Damian is the nephew of the Great Mexican Champ, Israel Vazquez.
“I’m very excited to be signing with Marshall Kauffman and Kings Promotions. He’s been doing a great job promoting big fights, and to us one he is of the best promoters in boxing,”said Vazquez. “I’m ready to step back into the ring and show everybody there’s a new young gun in town, and I’m determined to be the Sheriff.”
“Sugar is very excited to be back in the ring and we are excited to be with Kings Promotions,”said Vasquez Trainer and Father, Oscar Valdez. “Marshall Kauffmanis a boxing man who’s been in the business for years. I’m trusting him to guide my son to becoming a champion and I know we are going to do it. We are going to Shock the World and we’re destined for greatness. Unstoppable. ”
“King’s Promotions is very excited about the signing of Damian,” Said Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions. He is already a proven and established Champion. We look forward to the future with this kid and coming after ALL of the Top World Titles.”
Mansfield of Burlington, North Carolina has a 3-0-1 with 2 knockouts. The 28 year-old has been a professional for just 16 months, when he stopped Tybarrius Spears in one round. He also has a win over Hakeem Atkinson. He is coming off a draw with regarded Quinton Rankin (11-2) on July 23rd in Durham, North Carolina.
“It’s an honor to sign with a top flight promotional company. I am thankful for the the opportunity goes hand and hand with my hunger to be champion. The “Ko King” only sits with King’s Promotions.
“We could not imagine working with a better promotional company. We look forward to bringing Blake to the top of the super middleweight division.
“Blake is a Great Addition to the King’s Promotions roster.,” said Marshall Kauffman “He is coming off a highly contested draw to a veteran Quinton Rankin in July. Blake has already proven that he doesn’t shy away from the tough fights and tough fighters. The sky is the limit for a kid with this kind of talent and heart, we’re looking forward to getting him back into the ring soon in 2016.”
John Luna Signs with GH3
GH3 Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of undefeated heavyweight prospect John Luna to a promotional contract.
Luna of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has a record of 2-0 with one knockout.
The 20 year-old is 6’4″ and weighs 255 pounds, began boxing at the age of six years-old when his mother, who is a big boxing fan, took John to the gym.
John went on to an amateur career that saw him go 97-9 and win five national championships.
John also competed in Russia and in 2012, he won a prestigious tournament and in the same tournament two years later, Luna placed second in his division, but still was named the Most Outstanding Fighter.
Luna turned professional on June 16th with a first round stoppage over Rene Ibarra in Mexico. he came back to his hometown of Milwaukee and and took a four-round unanimous decision over Oswaldo Ortega on August 20th,
Luna is managed by Henry Rivalta.
“I signed with Henry because he is a great man and I trust him,” said Luna. “He mentioned GH3 Promotions and i researched them, and they have a lot of good young talent. I feel this is the right way to go.”
Manager Henry Rivalta stated, “John has a very exciting style. He has fast hands he switches between orthodox and southpaw, and he has a lot of potential. He is a humble kid and he listens. When you have a kid like that, he has the potential to go a long way, and I am proud to sign him with GH3 Promotions.”
“I am ecstatic to add John to our roster,” said GH3 Promotions CEO, Vito Mielnicki. “I have known about John for a while and he is a big kid with a lot of skills. He is another fighter who fits in to what we are looking to do and with his amateur pedigree, and we think we have a future heavyweight champion.”