Amir Mansour Inks Managerial Pact With Joe Hand
Philadelphia, PA—Heavyweight contender Amir Mansour today signed a managerial contract with Joe Hand, Sr., chairman of Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. The signing took place in the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.
Mansour, 41, of Middletown, DE, is ranked No. 15 in the world by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and he is the United States Boxing Association (USBA) champion.
A pro since 1997, the left-handed Mansour is 19-0, 14 K0s. He has defeated Maurice Harris, Dominic Guinn and Epifanio Mendoza.
"I’m looking forward to working with Joe Hand,” Mansour said. “I’ve known Joe since 1997 when I turned pro and first trained at his gym. I would never train anywhere else. A lot of good fighters train there.
“Whenever Joe comes into the gym he always says hello and he’s very respectful. The main thing is that I trust him and there are not a lot of people in boxing you can trust. He has explained the ins and outs of boxing to me, telling me things that most promoters and managers would never tell me.”
Joe Hand Promotions was founded in 1971 and has been the premier TV distributor of pay-per-view boxing, UFC and special events in the country. Its customer base includes nearly 4,000 sports-oriented commercial establishments, such as sports bars, restaurants, casinos, military bases, universities and cruise ships.
“Amir and I became friendly through my gym,” Hand said. “He reminds me of the punching power I saw in just two other fighters, George Foreman and Joe Frazier. He can punch with the best heavyweights around and he makes for good fights.
“We will be working with Russell Peltz so far as promoting and making Amir’s fights. I’ve known Russell since 1969 and I know he can help us get Amir to the heavyweight championship.”
Hand’s association with boxing began in 1967, when he became a charter member of the Cloverlay Corporation, the organization that helped guide Joe Frazier to the heavyweight championship.
In 1995, he established the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in North Philadelphia. Many of Philadelphia’s best boxers have trained there, including Bernard Hopkins, Danny Garcia, Gabriel Rosado and Chazz Witherspoon. Mansour also trains there under the guidance of ex-pro Howard Mosely.
Hand’s growing stable of fighters also includes junior lightweight Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, and amateur cruiserweight sensation Andrew Peurifoy, of Sicklerville, N.J.
Mansour has already tried to get fights with adamek, seth mitchell, etc. I read on his twitter that he fights on december 14 in atlantic city as the main event. Yes hes 41 but he has the energy of a…Comment by Tmb04 on 10-31-2013
Oh he definitely will have to take some lowball paydays if he wants those fights that will put him on the map. And I know people might not be racing to Delaware to see him fight or anything yet, but…Comment by joe strong on 10-31-2013
maybe if Mansour didn't go to jail he'd be in the mix. why should any contender come running to fight a 41 year old convict who has a couple decent wins? he is in no position to make demands. he…Comment by Tmb04 on 10-30-2013
I was born and raised in Delaware. Not too many intriguing fights going on at Dover Downs. Mike Stewart retired and the up and coming Tiberi's aren't leaving Delaware either for bigger fights. Thing is, the big names are going…Comment by Tmb04 on 10-30-2013
I was born and raised in Delaware. Not too many intriguing fights going on at Dover Downs. Mike Stewart retired and the up and coming Tiberi's aren't leaving Delaware either for bigger fights. Thing is, the big names are going…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (15)