Jeter Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of Super Bantamweight Elijah Pierce to an exclusive promotional contract.
Pierce, 25 years-old of Gwinnett City, Georgia by way of Midwest City, Oklahoma has a record of 14-2 with 12 knockouts. Pierce won his first seven bouts, which included wins over Candelario Rochin (4-0) and Divante Jones (9-1). Pierce has won five straight bouts which have been highlighted by wins over Jesse Garcia (10-0) and most recently over Ryizeemmion Ford (7-1) on June 17th in Cleveland.
“I am extremely excited to have signed with Jeter Promotions that will help me to continue building my legacy. We had other offers on the table, but Tony Jeter definitely won over my interest with his vision and wholehearted belief in me. I’m looking forward to working with Jeter Promotions and finally bringing a world title back home in the immediate future. This all wouldn’t be possible without God first and foremost, my daughter’s inspiration, my parents and management. I’m truly grateful,” said Pierce.
“This is a great signing for Jeter Promotions as we feel Elijah is a terrific fighter. He has already shown that he will fight and defeat top fighters at any time and anywhere. That is the stuff that world champions do, and I feel that he will be a world champion. I can’t wait to get him started with us, and continue with Elijah on his journey to being a world champion,” said Tony Jeter of Jeter Promotions.
Pierce will be back in the ring on Saturday, September 10th in Philadelphia.
Pierce is managed by Trifon Petrov and Jesse Tanksley. He is trained by his father Andy Pierce and Aaron Salamome.
On Saturday June 4th, Elijah Pierce spoiled the hometown return of previously undefeated Jesse Garcia by scoring a third round stoppage in their scheduled eight-round featherweight bout. After an even first round, Pierce took complete control. In round two Pierce floored Garcia with a short right hook. Garcia was able to beat the count just as the bell rang. In round three, Pierce once again continued to punish Garcia, and forced the referee to stop the bout, awarding a technical knockout victory to Pierce.
“I’m thankful to Jesse Garcia for being willing to step in the ring with me. He is a tough warrior. I want all the smoke in the division. I’m ready for and want all of the big fights,” said Pierce after his victory.
With the win, Pierce of Midwest City, Oklahoma is now 13-2 with 12 knockouts. Garcia, who at one time was promoted by Top Rank is now 10-1.
Pierce is managed by Trifon Petrov and Jessie Tanksley, and is currently a promotional free agent.
Elijah Pierce will be back in the ring June 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. He is facing Joseph Ambo from the Philippines.
Buckeye Boxers Get Wins Over The Weekend Charles Conwell and DeAndre Ware score Victories
Ohio natives and Split-T Management fighters Charles Conwell and DeAndre Ware got their hands raised in fights over the weekend.
Thursday night in Montreal, Conwell took out Abraham Juarez Ramirez in round three of their 10-round junior middleweight bout,
Conwell dominated the action as he landed hard combinations until finally breaking through in the second frame by scoring two knockdowns. With Juarez hurt, Conwell ended the fight in round three by sending Juarez to the canvas for a third time, and the bout was stopped at 1:13.
Conwell of Cleveland is now 17-0 with 13 knockouts. Juarez of Mexico City fell to 19-10.
Conwell is promoted by Probellum and DiBella Entertainment.
Saturday night in Toledo, super middleweight DeAnde Ware took an eight-round unanimous decision over tough Philadelphian, Christopher Brooker.
Ware of Toledo controlled the action, and won by scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74 to raise his mark to 15-3-2. Brooker is now 16-11.