Kermit Cintron Officially Inks Deal With Top Rank
Kermit Cintron, a hard-punching former world champion, has signed with Top Rank. Bob Arum made the announcement today at a press conference in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Cintron, born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is a hard puncher who is rated WBO #4, IBF #7 at 154 pounds.
"Kermit can fight at either 147 pounds or 154 pounds," said his co-manager Josh Dubin. "He was in the welterweight division for a long time when we got opportunities to fight at a higher weight, starting when we took a short-notice fight to take on Sergio Martinez at super welterweight."
Dubin and James Prince are co-managers of Cintron who has a record of 31-2-1 with 27 knockouts.
"Kermit is a big puncher with knockout power," said chief trainer Ronnie Shields. "I've been with Kermit for his last five fights. He can take you out with either hand. There is a lot of excitement when Kermit gets into the ring."
Kermit said "I have loved boxing since I was a little kid. My uncle took me to the gym for the first time. I started boxing when I was around 19 years old. I had 27 amateur fights and won 23 of those. As a pro, I've been in a lot of big fights."
Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank, said Cintron's debut fight with Top Rank will soon be announced.
Vanes got himself a fight.Comment by ELPERRO on 04-15-2011
[QUOTE=TerrisJ3;10378634]As much as i hate Cintron, i definitly respect him. I mean, he did give Angulo a boxing lesson. [B]In my opinion, he would've knocked out Williams if Paul didn't drag out Kermit after he tripped himself[/B]. Kermit wanted to…Comment by ELPERRO on 04-15-2011
[QUOTE=Ray*;10375500][B]Happy for him, Guess he might even be in the running for a future Pac fight..[/B][/QUOTE] Pac...no. Cintrons biggest fight will probably be with Margarito.Comment by TerrisJ3 on 04-15-2011
[QUOTE=Clay Davis;10377608]I don't want to see Cintron.... at all. How has he got this deal after the Williams fight?![/QUOTE] In case you didn't notice, Williams got rocked twice in that fight before Williams ****ed it up. Everybody saw the samething…Comment by TerrisJ3 on 04-15-2011
[QUOTE=SluggerFan;10375573]They state Cintron's record as 31-2-1 but he lost to Paul Williams by a 4th round technical decision. He lost twice to Margarito, had a gift draw vs. Martinez then flew out of the ring and lost to Williams. Plus…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (38)