Banner Promotions locks up promising Mexican heavyweight Issac Munoz
Artie Pelullo is somebody in boxing who is aware of every person. So, when the pinnacle of Banner Promotions changed into given a tip from a Canadian promoter about an undefeated Mexican fighting south of the border—Pelullo jumped on the probability.
Pelullo signed Issac Munoz (12-0-1, 10 knockouts) without ever looking at him combat live.
“The youngster can battle,” Pelullo mentioned. “I knew Don MacDonald out of Canada for many years, and he called me and asked if i would be interested in an undefeated heavyweight from Mexico. I signed him, because Don is aware of what he’s taking a look at, then COVID came about and that shut every little thing down.”
The plan is to battle Munoz someday in March within the u.s..
The promotional agreement works smartly with Munoz, too.
“We had been hunting for a U.S. promoter and the right promoter to combat stateside in the U.S.,” Munoz talked about via interpreter and supervisor Manuel Garrido. “We received in touch with Don MacDonald, of United Boxing Promotions, and he received us involved with Artie (Pelullo of Banner Promotions).
“That’s the place it began. Artie noticed some thing in Issac.”
Munoz has been boxing in view that he became 12. He became influenced by means of gazing a fight together with his father Jose in Mexico city. Jose Munoz become a fight fan, even though not ever a pro fighter.
Munoz, 28, turned into a paratrooper for the Mexican elite Brigade de Fusileros. He’s 6-foot-2, 250 pounds and he had 235 newbie fights, and won the Mexican junior Olympics and silver medalist (2006), and Golden Gloves champion (2006).
He become also 5-three on the planet collection of Boxing, the place Munoz lost an in depth resolution in 2013 to Cuban 2016 Olympic easy heavyweight gold medalist Julio César La Cruz. At one point, Munoz turned into ranked No. 2 as a heavyweight in 2013 with the aid of AIBA.
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