Sensational amateur prospect Alantez “TEZ” Fox has signed with TKO Boxing Promotions, it was announced today by its CEO Chris Middendorf. “Alantez is one of the best, young amateur prospects in the world and we’re very excited to welcome him to the TKO Boxing team” said Middendorf. “He’s a terrific young man who’s very anxious to get started in his pro career.” Fox joins an excellent crop of recent signees by TKO Boxing Promotions which includes flyweight Randy Caballero, super bantamweight Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr., junior middleweight Mikael Zewski, middleweight J’ Leon Love and welterweights Michael Finney and Eric Mendez.
Continued Middendorf, “Living in Maryland, I have been looking to establish a base in the DC/Maryland area to showcase our “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” program. We have done several shows in the area and each fall do a boxing fundraising show for the Jonathan Ogden Foundation in Baltimore. So it is with great excitement that we announce the signing of Alantez Fox. He is a 6’4 welterweight with terrific skills and at 18 years old, he is still growing! He will make his pro debut for us on July 31st at the Sovereign Bank Stadium in nearby York, PA.”
“Twenty years ago, the talent that was emerging from this area included William Joppy, Mark Johnson, Keith Holmes, and Sharmba Mitchell, all of whom had long runs as world champions. We are seeing a return to that level of talent in this area and we will be here with TKO to promote Alantez Fox as well as showcase some of the other top prospects. It is a very exciting time.”
Fighting out of Forrestville, MD, the 18 year old Fox capped off a terrific amateur career in February of this year, taking first place in the welterweight division at the 2010 Under -19 National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Facing off against Moshea Aleem of Richmond, Virginia in the finals, Fox rallied in the third and final round, taking the national title by decision with a score of 8-6.
Fox is guided by highly regarded boxing manager Cameron Dunkin.