Demetrius Hopkins has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with TKO Boxing Promotions, it was announced today by its President, Chet Koerner. The 29 year old Hopkins, who has amassed a record of 28-1-1 (11KO’s) in his nine year professional career, will move up to the welterweight division in his next bout. “I know I’ll feel a multiple stronger by being able to fight at welterweight and I’m truly looking forward to starting this phase in my career with my new team at TKO Boxing Promotions” said Hopkins . “I won’t have to struggle to make weight and I’ll be much more comfortable at 147.”
In his last bout on December 13, 2008, taken on one week’s advance notice, Hopkins lost a very close, hard fought twelve round split decision against Kendall Holt in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The bout for Holt’s WBO Junior Welterweight Title, broadcast on Showtime, was Hopkins’ first world championship bout.
Said Koerner “We’re thrilled to add Demetrius to our growing stable of international contenders and world class prospects. We feel that Demetrius will be much more effective at welterweight and look forward to working towards another world title shot with him.”
While Hopkins is a native of Philadelphia, he has fought numerous bouts in Nevada, California, Arizona and Texas .
Continued Koerner, “Demetrius has won over fans everywhere and with his numerous televised bouts is amongst the most well known fighters in boxing. With TKO Boxing’s growing list of regions in which we promote, we look forward to bringing Demetrius to arenas across the country.”
Hopkins is guided by award winning manager Cameron Dunkin, who counts world champions Kelly Pavlik, Steven Luevano and Nonito Donaire amongst his vast stable.