NOW Boxing Promotions, owned and operated by Cameron Duncan, has announced the signing of undefeated lightweight prospect Alejandro "Pork" Chop" Guerrero to an exclusive promotional contract.
For many years Duncan was known as one of the preeminent managers and talent evaluators in boxing. The 2017 BWAA Manager of the Year guided the careers of 34 world champions. He has launched his promotional company and is stocking it with some incredible talent such as Guerrero.
The 21-year-old Guerrero (10-0, 8 KOs), fighting out of Houston (TX), joins a growing NOW Boxing Promotions stable of gifted fighters, including a quartet of heavy-handed welterweights - Philadelphia's Jaron "Boots" Ennis (23-0, 21 KOs), Canadian Mikael Zewski (33-1, 22 KOs), Korean-Mexican Californian Brandun Lee (15-0, 13 KOs) and Georgian Brian "The Assassin II" Norman (14-0, 13 KOs) -- along with Hungarian junior middleweight Zsolt Daranyi, Jr. (15-1, 14 KOs), who lives in Toronto.
"I'm really happy that I was able to work out a deal with 'Pork Chop,'" manager turned promoter Dunkin commented. "He is an excellent young fighter who I think has all the talent in the world. He is as fun fighter and I think fans will have a blast when they get to know him. The working plan is to get him fighting on television. I'd like to get him out there as soon as possible."
Guerrero, a Mexican American boxer, was a celebrated amateur who won two junior national titles. Under the guidance of Rudy Silva, Guerrero turned professional on June 25, 2016, knocking out Luis Caballero in the second round of their fight in Dallas.
He has gained invaluable experience sparring with Mikey Garcia, Brandon Rios and others at the famed Garcia Boxing Academy in California.
"I knew I was going to be in good hands if I signed with him (Duncan)," Guerrero said. "I'm going to do my best to do may part to be world champion. I train hard. I'm looking forward to becoming a world champion. That's what I've dreamed of growing up. I love boxing, it's what I do."
Bruno Tarimo is looking to follow up from his excellent victory against Australian standout Joel Brunker by winning on away turf once again, this time against Serif Gurdijeljac for the IBF International Super Featherweight title.
Gurdijeljac is a former holder of the IBF Youth and International titles and Tarimo currently holds the Pan-Pacific title which he won against Joel Brunker. Tarimo opened up about his upcoming clash in the Eastern European state.
The Tanzanian said, “Firstly I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity to win another title. I also want to thank my manager Tony Tolj and all of my training team who have helped me prepare for this test.
“I am always improving and I am really excited about this fight. I believe I am going to win the fight and get into the top 15 of the IBF world ratings and closer to a world title fight.”
Tarimo trains alongside rising Australian stars in Andrew and Jason Moloney who both have world title ambitions of their own. Tarimo discussed his training alongside the Gold Coast-based pair.
Tarimo said, “I love training alongside Andrew and Jason. They are both great people and great fighters and they make me a better fighter every day. I really appreciate working with the boys and everybody in the gym. I’m
“We all have the same goal and that is to become world champions. We use the term iron sharpens iron as that is what we attempt to help each other improve and work towards our collective goals which I believe we will all achieve eventually.
“I believe that I am always improving and my improvements are good enough to win this fight and win well. I believe I have trained hard enough and I am at a level above my opponent and I plan on showing that on fight night. He is a good fighter but I believe I am good enough to be a world champion and that is good enough to win this fight.”
Undefeated heavyweight sensation, Xavier "X-Factor" Vigney (3-0, 2 KOs), who stands a towering 6'8", has signed a managerial agreement with Greg Hannley, CEO of Prince Ranch Boxing. Vigney will be trained by veteran coach Brandon Woods, and former two-time world champion, Bones Adams.
Vigney, who is of Native American and German descent, was an outstanding kickboxing champion. His transition to boxing has been extremely successful as he's been destroying everyone is sparring. Vigney is a promotional free agent and is looking to get back in the ring in the very near future. Be on the lookout for a major announcement coming soon.
"Everyone who knows me will say that I'm a very nice person outside of the ring, but inside, I'm a man looking to destroy my opponent," stated Xavier Vigney, who was born in Oakland, California, but now resides in Las Vegas. "This is the hurt game and my goal is to punish anyone that steps in the ring with me. I have a tremendous management team in place with Prince Ranch Boxing, and together we will become great. Becoming the heavyweight champion of the world is all that's on my mind. I'm hungry to show the world that I'm the next heavyweight sensation."
"We are very excited to have Xavier join the Prince Ranch Boxing family," stated Vigney's manager Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing. "Xavier has an incredible work ethic, and I know with the right promoter, we will be unstoppable. Right now, we are entertaining several promotional companies that are seeking to join forces with us. This kids as all the ingredients to become a huge star. I can't wait to announce his next fight."
"There is no doubt in my mind that Xavier Vigney can become the heavyweight champion of the world," said head trainer Brandon Woods. "All the top heavyweights that come to Las Vegas to get some sparring he absolutely destroys. I'm not talking about journeyman type heavyweights, I'm talking undefeated heavyweights that are signed with bigtime promoters, Xavier is smashing all of them. As soon as the public sees him fight, they will know he's the truth."