Connect with us

Boxing

Mayweather Promotions hopes to strike Gold again, sign Baltimore’s Malik Hawkins

“Adding this young, hungry prospect puts us in position to open doors and create opportunities for him. He has a very bright future ahead.” Leonard Ellerbe, CEO Mayweather Promotions

Las Vegas – Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions, fresh off the success of the most likely in-house heir apparent to assume the mantle of the biggest draw in boxing from the company’s namesake, went back to Baltimore -the hometown of their current biggest star, Gervonta “Tank” Davis- to sign rising undefeated welterweight prospect Malik “The Iceman” Hawkins earlier this week.

Hawkins, who is already 16-0 with 9 wins coming by way of knockout, is the latest prized pupil to come out of West Baltimore’s renowned Upton Gym. The 23-year-old was a celebrated amateur before turning pro in 2014, compiling a remarkable record of 160-15 in the amateur ranks, and winning numerous national championships, as well as a bronze medal at the 2012 Junior Olympics.

In response to finally signing his promotional pact with Mayweather Promotions, Hawkins said the following: “It feels great. I can’t believe the day is finally here: signing with Mayweather Promotions. This experience has really taught me that being patient and putting in the hard work will get you through anything in life.” Hawkins is trained under the watchful eye of coach Calvin Ford; and has spent countless hours in camp with Tank Davis, who also trains under Coach Ford’s tutelage, a fact that was not lost on Hawkins. “It’s a plus having my brother, Tank, someone I grew up with and train with fighting in the same stable too,” said Hawkins.

Hawkins last time in the ring, in fact, came on the undercard of his stablemate Davis’ smashing hometown return, as Hawkins earned a wide unanimous decision victory in front of his hometown faithful.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must See News

Recent Posts: NITEFALL MEDIA

Kourtney And Kim Kardashian Exchange Blows On TV (VIDEO)

Kourtney And Kim Kardashian Exchange Blows On TV (VIDEO)

by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) LOS ANGELES — On the trailer for the upcoming 18th season of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, sisters Kim and Kourtney get into a headed expletive filled exchange that resulted in the two throwing blows. Kourtney yells “I will f*** you up,” at Kim before throwing a drink at her. The […]

Clippers Owner Make Ultimate Chess Move Buying The Forum (VIDEO)

Clippers Owner Make Ultimate Chess Move Buying The Forum (VIDEO)

by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) INGLEWOOD, CA — After an intense legal battle brought on by MSG (Madison Square Garden Company) the now previous owners of The Forum, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer cleared a huge hurdle on Tuesday afternoon by purchasing the arena for $400 million. The team announced that the newly formed CAPSS LLC reached […]

Cam Newton Plans To Reemerge This Season (VIDEO)

Cam Newton Plans To Reemerge This Season (VIDEO)

by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) LOS ANGELES — After the Carolina Panthers released veteran quarterback Cam Newton, he vowed to show the world that he still belongs in the NFL as a prime starter. The Panthers signed Teedy Bridgewater to a 3-year/ $63 million deal, while Newton is seeking out other teams who are in line […]

Must See

More in Boxing