Former world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with TKO Boxing Promotions it was announced today by Chet Koerner, its President. Lorenzo will make his debut under the TKO Boxing Promotions banner against veteran Daryl Salmon tonight, Thursday, June 3rd at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.
The 29 year old Lorenzo, 28-2-0 with twenty knockouts, challenged Sebastian Sylvester for the vacant IBF Middleweight Title on September 19, 2009, losing a very close split decision in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
“I’ve watched the Sylvester bout, and my goal is to get Giovanni another world title opportunity. The fight truly showed that Giovanni is a championship level fighter.” said Koerner. ”Sylvester is fighting Roman Karmazin on June 5th and Giovanni wants to fight the winner this fall”
“Giovanni can contend as a middleweight or super middleweight and is an excellent addition to our team of contenders and world class prospects and we’re very proud to welcome him to TKO.”
Lorenzo, a native of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, is currently ranked # 4 by the International Boxing Federation in the middleweight division.
A native of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, Lorenzo is coming off a second round destruction of Wilmer Gonzalez on March 12th in Puerto Plata, D.R. He is managed by Richard Ryan.
“We’re very excited to be with TKO Boxing and feel they can truly provide us with the best opportunity for Giovanni to obtain another world title shot” said Ryan.
“Ideally, we want to stay as busy as possible, at this point in his career Giovanni need to be very active which helps him stay sharp.”
Continued Ryan, ‘I’ve known Chris Middendorf and John Beninati for many years and feel very comfortable working with both of them on the right matches. Giovanni is very well positioned in the middleweight division and we look forward to winning a world title with TKO Boxing.”
ABOUT TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Giovanni Lorenzo, Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Leti Leti and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and Joseph Elegele, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr., bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweights Rayonta Whitfield and Randy Caballero.