BOSTON, MA – Middleweight Contender Mark “The Bazooka” DeLuca 28-2, 16 KOs has signed an exclusive managerial agreement with Waymaker Management.
Boxing is in DeLuca’s blood as he has been training since the young age of three years old. He went on to win three national championships as an amateur boxer before turning pro in 2007. After quickly compiling six wins, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 2008. DeLuca’s boxing career was put on pause while he was serving his country and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.
In 2014 DeLuca returned to the ring and improved his record to 21-0, 13 KO capturing the IBA World Title and the NABA Title. The first blemish on his record was a controversial split decision loss to “The Contender” Season 2 Star, Walter Wright 16-4, 8 KOs in 2018. DeLuca avenged that defeat winning the rematch by a clear cut unanimous decision. After that, DeLuca went on to dominate Jimmy Williams 16-1-1, 5 KOs and Brandon Brewer 20-1-1, 11 KOs. In 2020, DeLuca earned a shot against former IBF World Champion Kell Brook 38-2, 26 KOs in the United Kingdom. Although DeLuca came up short in the Brook fight he subsequently obtained four straight victories. DeLuca is currently rated in the top 10 in the US and is looking to make a big statement this year by challenging one of the top names in boxing.
Waymaker Management’s Founder, Artie DePinho said, “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Mark. He is one of the biggest names in New England and we are ready to show the world what he is capable of. We are looking forward to some tremendous opportunities on the horizon.”
DeLuca said, “Teaming up with a manager that I can trust is what I needed at this stage of my career. I’ve known Artie for a long time and have seen how he operates. Artie has proven that he is capable of getting boxers to the next level. I am looking forward to working with Waymaker Management.”
Artie DePinho said, “Mark is the type of person that we want to align our company with inside and outside of the ring. He has all of the tools to compete at the highest level in boxing. He is a US Marine Corps Veteran and an active member of his community.” Deluca joins Super Welterweight World Title Challenger, Greg “The Villain” Vendetti 23-4-1, 12 KOs and Super Middleweight Prospect Kendrick “Peppa” Ball Jr. 17-2-2, 11 KOs on Waymaker Management’s roster.
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