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Thompson Boxing & Banner Promotions Sign Elite Amateur Michael Dutchover


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Pictured Above: L to R: Artie Pelullo, Ruben Villa, Michael Dutchover, Ken Thompson


ORANGE, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2016) – Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotionscontinue to add to their talented pool of fighters. Thompson Boxing, which makes its home in Southern California, teamed up with Philadelphia-based Banner Promotions to sign elite amateur Michael Dutchover (1-0, 1 KOs) out of Midland, Tex.

Dutchover, 18, will campaign as a junior lightweight. The Texas native won numerous regional tournaments as an amateur and was a runner up at this year’s National Golden Gloves competition in the 132-pound division. He enters the professional ranks well prepared having gone 130-17 in the unpaid arena.
“I felt an overwhelming amount of joy when I was signing my contract,” said Dutchover, who is trained and managed by Danny Zamora. “I’ve been doing this since I was eight years old. This is just the beginning. I’m going to work hard to become a world champion. That’s all I want.”
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“We are very pleased with the addition of Michael Dutchover,” said Ken Thompson, president at Thompson Boxing. “Michael brings a dynamic fighting style to the ring. He looked incredible in his pro debut last week. It’s going to be exciting watching his career take off.”
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“I am very excited to be promoting Michael with Ken Thompson of Thompson Boxing,” said Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions. “He had a big amateur background.  His style as an amateur was more pro oriented then anything else. He is a great young talent and I know he has a big future.  We look forward to getting him started on what we hope will be a journey towards a world championship.”
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Dutchover appeared on the most recent Thompson Boxing card last Friday, Oct. 21. Dutchover started his career with a third round knockout over Cesar Partida.
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He worked off an effective jab that allowed him to land crisp power shots. In the third, he connected on a crushing combination that resulted in the fight’s only knockdown. Partida survived the round, but was not allowed to come out for the fourth and final round.
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“Partida was a tough opponent,” said Dutchover after the fight. “He took a lot of quality punches. I was able to drop him in the third and I knew he was hurt. It feels great to start my career with a knockout win.”
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Dutchover is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions. 
For more information, please visit ThompsonBoxing.com.
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PHOTO CREDIT: CARLOS BAEZA / THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTION

 


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