Chris Pearson Inks Deal With Al Haymon, Set To Go Pro

By Edward Chaykovsky

Amateur middleweight standout Chris Pearson has inked a five year contract with powerful boxing manager Al Haymon. Pearson is slated to make his pro debut on November 26th in Cincinnati, where super featherweight Adrian Broner will headline at the U.S. Bank Arena. Pearson is a U.S Middleweight National Champion and during the recent "World Series of Boxing" competition, he decisioned 2008 gold medal winner Bakhyt Sarsekbayev of Kazakhstan. Haymon plans to use Golden Boy Promotions to push Pearson.

“We’re signing a 5-year deal with an option for two more if Chris is ranked in the top five,” said Milt Pearson, Chris father, to the Dayton Daily News. “They are putting together a brand and marketing strategy for Chris. They said he’s a natural for TV because of his story and the type kid he is. They are tired of all the arrogant kids and think he could be a breath of fresh air.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by killacash on 10-13-2011

[QUOTE=joeboxer1;11285692]pearson is black a good kid but whats with al haymon only signing black fighters ???all he gets them boring fighters on hbo kery davis al haymon brother connection[/QUOTE] Where are you guys getting that he [B]only[/B] signs black fighters?…

Comment by joeboxer1 on 10-13-2011

pearson is black a good kid but whats with al haymon only signing black fighters ???all he gets them boring fighters on hbo kery davis al haymon brother connection

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 10-12-2011

[QUOTE=onechance87;11282584]I bet hes black lol Anybody got any info on this guy?Hope hes exciting.[/QUOTE] Yeah, he's a black guy from Cincinnati. He's pretty good. He is the national golden gloves champion for this year (he beat a guy from our…

Comment by tostao on 10-12-2011

he's a an athletic quick southpaw , watched some of his fights . He never beat sakserbaev or yamaguchi (brazilian from mexican team) , california judges beat them . Haymon and golden boy will be moving him over dead bodies…

Comment by onechance87 on 10-12-2011

I bet hes black lol Anybody got any info on this guy?Hope hes exciting.

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