2015 looks to be a huge year for Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions as the company out of New Jersey gears up for a run that will see its fighter’s competing in major fights.
On January 9 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, undefeated Super Middleweight Jerry Odom (12-0, 11 KO’s) of Bowie, Maryland will take on Andrew Hernandez (7-0-1, 1 KO) of Phoenix, Arizona in an 8-round bout as part of the inaugural Roc Nation boxing event.
Shortly after will be the announcement of the first fight under the GH3 banner of undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez (9-0, 4 KO’s) of San Antonio. Texas.
Returning to action in February will be Jr. Middleweight John Thompson (14-1, 5 KO’s) of Newark, New Jersey.
The furthest along is undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas. Douglas of Burke, Virginia is still just 22 years-old has a record of 16-0-1 with 10 knockouts. Douglas, who has performed at a high level in his National television appearances hopes to be knocking on the door of a world title shot by the end of the year.
Recent signee Derrick Webster (18-0, 9 KO’s) is coming off a 21 second knockout in his GH3 debut that took place on November 25.
Said GH3 Promotions Vito Mielnicki, “This is a big year for us. We are excited to have Jerry Odom fight in Madison Square Garden. New York is the perfect place for Jerry to compete as he has terrific punching power will definitely capture the attention of the great boxing fans and media of New York.”
“With Antoine, he is ready for the next step. We feel by year’s end, he will be ready to compete with the top Middleweights in the world. We are about to announce Thompson’s next move and he will be in fights that people around the country will be able to see and we feel that will push him into being a top contender.”
“We are extremely excited about our new talent in Adam Lopez and Derrick Webster. Both have shown the potential to be players in their respective weight classes.
“I am looking to fight Featherweight Glenn Dezurn Jr. (6-0, 4 KO’s) about 8 times this year and have him in line to fight on television and we are also bringing back hard punching Light Heavyweight Lavarn Harvell (13-1, 7 KO’s) back early in the year.
“Wanzell Ellison will be back in a good fight. He preformed well on Sho Box despite going up in weight and I believe he can do great things at 130 lbs. Finally we will be making an announcement very shortly as we are about to sign a Heavyweight that will make a lot of noise”
2015 will also mark the return of Bantamweight Qa’id Muhammad (8-0, 7 KO’s)
Also the GH3 amateur program is preparing to compete in the National Silver Glove tournament. The regional’s will take place this weekend in Utica, New York and the National tournament will commence at the end of the month in Independence, Missouri.
GH3 Promotions features undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas, Super Middleweight’s Jerry Odom & Derrick Webster, undefeated Featherweight Glenn Dezurn Jr., undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez as well as Jr. Middleweight John Thompson, Jr. Lightweight Wanzell Ellison, Featherweight Jorge Diaz, undefeated Super Bantamweight Qa’id Muhammad and Light Heavyweight Lavarn Harvell to the GH3 Promotions stable.