On the heels of a great run by Banner Promotions fighters, WBO Jr. welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov, WBO Jr. middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade and top middleweight contender Bryan Vera, the next wave of stars for Banner Promotions also scored big victories in recent weeks.
On November 9th, newly signed light heavyweight Michael Seals of Atlanta, Georgia went to 17-0 and notched his 13th knockout when he stopped 56 fight veteran Steve Walker in the 1st round of their scheduled eight round bout in Norcross, Georgia.
On November 13th, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, undefeated Jr. Middleweight Patrick Teixeira scored a 5th round stoppage over Alejandro Gustavo Falliga to capture the vacant WBO Jr. Middleweight title. Teixeira is now 21-0 with 18 knockouts.
On November 14th, Jr. Welterweight Cornelius Whitlock scored a 1st round stoppage over Josue Rivera in a scheduled four round bout that was part of the “Fight For Children” charity event in Washington, D.C. Whitlock is now 2-0-2 with one knockout.
The very next night in Altoona, Iowa, 2012 Olympic Bronze medal winner, Taras Shelestyuk stopped Thomas Allen in the 2nd round of their scheduled six round Jr. Middleweight bout to raise his undefeated mark to 6-0 with 4 knockouts.
“I am very proud of all our fighters, “said Banner Promotions CEO Arthur Pelullo. “We have had some great performances on HBO and now to see our next wave of fighters progressing like we have hoped is gratifying.”