Prize Fight Signs Fernando Guerrero

Christmas has come early for Memphis based promoters Prize Fight Boxing, with the signing of red-hot amateur prospect and much sought after 20 year old middleweight Fernando Guerrero to a multiyear promotional contract..

The American media has been slow to react to the buzz about Guerrero. But Prize Fight is looking to change all that when he steps into the ring for the first time as a professional on the successful fight series “Fights at the Fitz” Saturday, December 8, at the Fitzgeralds Casino in Tunica, Miss., as Prize Fight closes out yet another successful year of sold out fights.

The Dominican native, who moved to Salisbury, MD, at the age of eight with his family, has had an exceptional amateur career. Recently, Guerrero put on an impressive show at the U.S National Championships in Colorado Springs back in June 2007. Guerrero forced Terrance Hanaway of Lander, NY, to retire, stopped Donta Woods of Atlanta, GA, before going all the way to winning first place after an all out war against Shawn Porter of Cuyohoga Falls, OH.

“After watching Fernando fight in Colorado Springs I quickly realized he was the hottest prospect I had seen in years. He possesses the speed, power and skills to become a World Champion, I knew I had to make it a top priority to sign Guerrero to the Prize Fight stable. The process took five months, but with the help of Barry Hunter and Hal Chernoff, we were able to come to terms on a promotional agreement.
Under the tutelage of Barry Hunter, trainer to the super duo World Ranked and Prize Fight promoted Peterson Brothers, Fernando will be on a fast track to building his career,” stated Russ Young.

“We are obviously very excited to sign with Prize Fight, they have a great reputation as one of the best promoters in the business… we are looking forward to getting in the ring and fighting our way to the top, we could not be happier,” said manager Hal Chernoff.

Tickets available for purchase at the Fitz's gift shop priced at $35.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the first fight at 7:15 p.m. For tickets call the Fitz at 1-800 766-5825 or Prize Fight Promotions 662 349-6263.

Article posted on 02.12.2007

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