Glassboro, N.J. (Thursday, October 23, 2014) – After negotiating with a handful of promoters, undefeated southpaw Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (17-0, 8 KOs) has officially signed a deal to be represented by GH3 Promotions. With the signing, the 6-foot-4 New Jersey native, who has fought everywhere from middleweight to light heavyweight, looks to continue his move up the rankings at super middleweight to get himself closer to an eventual world title shot.
In the main event of a show at the Pennsylvania Sheet Metal Workers Hall in Philadelphia on Friday night, Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (17-0, 8 KOs) used a methodical approach over six rounds to cruise to a unanimous decision victory over the gritty Michael Gbenga (19-14, 19 KOs). Webster had to deal with some adversity to achieve the win, suffering the first cut of his career after repeated headbutts from his Ghanaian opposition, but final scores of 59-55 (twice) and 58-56 officially added another victory to his perfect professional resume.
Undefeated middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (16-0, 8 KOs) officially returns to action this Friday night when he steps into the ring to meet 32-bout veteran Michael Gbenga (19-13, 19 KOs) at the Pennsylvania Sheet Metal Workers Hall in Philadelphia. The fight comes just two weeks after Webster was scheduled to meet former Ghana Olympian Bastie Samir (14-0-1, 14 KOs) as a feature bout on ShoBox: The Next Generation, but that contest fell through after Samir claimed to have suffered a shoulder injury and pulled out of the fight just days before it was slated to go down.
Derrick Webster won his third professional title on Friday night. Philadelphia, Penn. – Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (16-0, 8 KOs) had a stern test in front of him on Friday night in the form of Lester Gonzalez (12-12-4, 6 KOs), battling the gritty Cuban to an eventual six-round majority decision win in Philadelphia. The victory was the second for Webster in just five weeks, and with it came his third professional title, the IBS Super Middleweight Championship.
Glassboro, N.J. – Friday night marks the return of undefeated New Jersey native Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (15-0, 8 KOs), who is already getting back into the ring after a TKO stoppage of a gritty Julio Garcia just five weeks ago. The opponent on Friday evening will be Cuban super middleweight Lester Gonzalez (12-11-4, 6 KOs) at the Pennsylvania Metal Sheet Workers Hall, located at 1301 South Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia.
Glassboro, N.J. – Less than a week after scoring a thrilling TKO of Julio Garcia, undefeated super middleweight Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (15-0, 8 KOs) is seeing an already outstanding 2014 continue to get even better. Webster has now entered into a three-year managerial deal with Philadelphia-based D and D Management, making official the partnership this week.
“First and foremost, I am very excited to sign with D and D Management,” Webster stated. “The deal came to a close after a few weeks of negotiation, so I am very comfortable with the signing. Just knowing that I am already fighting again on March 14th and that I’m going to be active again truly makes me feel like ‘I’m back.’ I’m ready to take this division by storm, and I’m just excited for everything that is going to take place this year.”
Friday night marked the triumphant return to the ring of Derrick “Take to the Bank” Webster (15-0, 8 KOs), who methodically broke down Puerto Rican scrapper Julio Garcia (6-6, 3 KOs) over four rounds before hammering him to a TKO stoppage in the 5th round. The official end of the bout came at the 1:19 mark of the frame, with Webster unleashing an assault upon Garcia as the gritty veteran could do nothing but cover up on the ropes in defense.
A failed physical by his opponent last week forced a delay in Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster (14-0, 7 KOs) returning to the ring, but the wait will finally be over this Friday night at the Philadelphia Armory. After turning over every stone in an attempt to find a new opponent, it is now official that the undefeated super middleweight will meet gritty Puerto Rican scrapper Julio Garcia (6-5, 3 KOs).