Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welterweight prospect Young signs with new manager


New Jersey boxing manager Rich Masini has announces the signing of undefeated Welterweight prospect Anthony “Juice” Young of Atlantic City.

Young is added to Heavyweight John Lennox and newly signed Cruiserweight Jaywon Woods.

Young, twenty-three years old turned pro on October 28th with a four round unanimous decision over nine fight veteran Kywame Hill and then followed that up just three weeks later with a second round stoppage over Calvin Pritchard on November 18th.

He won the 2011 Philadelphia Golden Gloves and was runner up in the Mid Atlantic Golden Gloves.
“I was always a fan of the sport”, said Young

Young is a good kid with strong family support from his father and uncle and also Young has established himself as a strong ticket seller in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Young is trained by Ray McCline who has trained the likes of Ray Mercer and Virgil Hill.

When asked about signing with Masini, Young is very excited and confident about what his manager has in store.

“It was beautiful to sign with Rich”, said Young. “It was a team decision and Rich is a manger who cares about the fighter 100%. He takes care of all of our needs and I could not ask for anything more”

Young has appeal to many different ethnic groups as he is not only African American but also is Mexican and Puerto Rican.

He also is a great cousin of former world champion Wilfredo Benitez.

“I am very excited to sign Anthony”, said Masini. "This kid can really fight and within two years he will be fighting for some title.  With his ability and his great team with Ray McCline we feel the sky is the limit
“We are looking for a fight around December 10th to finish out the year for Anthony.”

Woods is twenty-six years old and is the son of former Heavyweight contender Darroll “Doing Damage” Wilson (the first man to defeat Shannon Briggs. He has a record of 8-1-1 with five knockouts.

Wood turned pro on January 26th, 2007 with a ninety-one second knockout over John Shaffer.  Woods went on to win his first seven bouts before drawing with fellow undefeated fighter Terry Roy.

After suffering his first pro defeat, Woods came back to score a four round majority decision over Mazur Ali on June 4th, 2010.

“Jaywon is a little further advanced but he has been off.  He has a ton of talent and obviously boxing is in his blood”, said Masini. We have an outlined planned on how to move Jaywon and we are putting that into motion and we are looking to put him on the same card with Anthony on December 10th.”
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