Banner Promotions has inked a deal with junior lightweight Destiny Jones, adding some serious firepower to their roster.
Hailing from Georgetown, Texas, the 24-year-old Jones sports a record of 5-1, with two of those victories coming by way of knockout. Known for her relentless aggression and hunger for knockouts, she’s throwing her hat into the ring as the first female fighter to sign with Banner Promotions.
“It’s like winning a title to have Destiny signed to Banner Promotions. My pal David Watson brought this dynamo to our attention, and she’s a real brawler in the ring, delivering excitement in every bout. She’s got the tools and the grit to wear a world championship belt, and we’re going to make sure she gets that shot,” roared Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo.
“Being the first woman to lace up the gloves with Banner is a privilege, and I’m all in for the chance to fly their colors. My eye is on more than just a world title; I’m gunning for the undisputed crown,” fired back Jones.
Jones’ journey to the ring began at age 13, shadowing her uncle, amateur boxer Nelson Trevino. Training initially took place in a backyard shed. “My uncle was eyeing my younger brother for training, but I stepped up to the plate. I tagged my uncle once in the face, bloodied his nose, and knew I had found my calling,” Jones recounted.
With over 100 amateur bouts under her belt, Jones snagged prestigious titles such as the National Junior Open Championship, USA Boxing Eastern Elite, and National Women’s Golden Gloves.
Jones made her professional debut with a decisive four-round unanimous decision over Janina Lopez on September 25, 2021. In her most recent slugfest, she snatched the ABF Inter-Continental Junior Lightweight championship with a first-round knockout of Brittany Ordonez on May 5th in San Antonio.
Known by the moniker “Too Sweet,” Jones transitioned from cheerleading to throwing punches in the ring. Her cornerman and manager, Dave Watson, guides her fight strategy.
Jones has a familial connection to sports, with a brother who catches passes as a wide receiver for Kansas State University. But in her corner of the sporting world, Destiny Jones is focused on catching titles and delivering knockout blows as she climbs the ranks of professional boxing.