Kermit Cintron Signs With Top Rank
Kermit Cintron, a hard-punching former world champion, has signed with Top Rank. Bob Arum made the announcement today at a press conference in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Cintron, born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is a hard puncher who is rated WBO #4, IBF #7 at 154 pounds.
“Kermit can fight at either 147 pounds or 154 pounds,” said his co-manager Josh Dubin. “He was in the welterweight division for a long time when we got opportunities to fight at a higher weight, starting when we took a short-notice fight to take on Sergio Martinez at super welterweight.”
Dubin and James Prince are co-managers of Cintron who has a record of 31-2-1 with 27 knockouts.
“Kermit is a big puncher with knockout power,” said chief trainer Ronnie Shields. “I’ve been with Kermit for his last five fights. He can take you out with either hand. There is a lot of excitement when Kermit gets intothe ring.”
Kermit said “I have loved boxing since I was a little kid. My uncle took me to the gym for the first time. I startedboxing when I was around 19 years old. I had 27 amateur fights and won 23 of those. As a pro, I’ve beenin a lot of big fights.”
Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank, said Cintron’s debut fight with Top Rank will soon be announced.Watch Canelo Alvarez Make his return Saturday night against Rocky Fielding only on DAZN!