Puerto Rico’s Bryan Polaco Inks With All Star Boxing; Top Rank Signs Omar Rosario

08/17/2020 - By All Star Boxing - Comments

Tuto Zabala Jr. picks up blue-chip Bryan “The Hunter” Polaco (1-0-1 KO) of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Polaco, an amateur stand out opted to turn pro rather than sit idle during the COVID pandemic. The Hunter Polaco has many accomplishments as an amateur; he was Puerto Rico’s national champion from 2017-2020. In 2107, He won a Bronze medal in the Continental Games in Honduras, Silver medal in Central American and Caribbean Games, and at the time of signing was ranked top 10 in the world in his division.

“I am glad to have signed with All-Star Boxing, they have a solid Puerto Rican fan base in Kissimmee, and there is where I want to build my career, due to the pandemic boxing in Puerto Rico has come to a complete stop. In Kissimmee, Florida, I will stay busy,” said Bryan Polaco.

“We are glad to have Bryan as part of the All Star Boxing family,” said Tuto Zabala Jr,.

” Given the opportunity, Bryan will look to qualify to represent Puerto Rico in the Tokyo Olympics this Summer in the 152 lb. weight class, we certainly are going to support his endeavor, in the meantime, we will be keeping him very busy,” said Ruben De Jesus, Director of Operations

Puerto Rican Amateur Superstar Omar Rosario Signs Promotional Contract with Top Rank

Omar Rosario, a six-time Puerto Rican national amateur champion who won the 2020 Olympic Trials at 152 pounds, signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank.

Rosario, 22, will make his professional debut as a junior welterweight Friday evening in a four-round bout at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

“My dream has always been to be promoted by Top Rank, and I am excited that my dreams are coming true,” Rosario said. “I worked extremely hard to get here, and this is a testament to the hard work we do in and out of the ring. I am ready to conquer the boxing world and become Puerto Rico’s next superstar.”

Said Tim VanNewhouse, Rosario’s manager, “Omar is an outstanding talent and I’m happy I could fulfill his expectations of aligning him with Top Rank. Although I had big Olympic hopes for him, I know he is going to have a promising future in the pros.”

Rosario hails from Caguas, the same city that produced Miguel Cotto. As a young man, he was trained by Cotto’s father, Miguel Cotto Sr. He compiled a 175-34 record in the unpaid ranks and is currently trained by Joe Santiago, the Puerto Rican national team coach who was Cotto’s head trainer for his bouts against Joshua Clottey and Manny Pacquiao. A 5-foot-10 boxer-puncher, Rosario excels in the classroom as well. He is a junior at Universidad Ana G. Méndez, where he majors in marketing and finance.