LAS VEGAS (April 10, 2006) – Silverhawk Boxing announced today that it has signed a pair of Detroit fighters, unbeaten heavyweight Leo “Paco” Nolan (24-0, 10 KOs) and world-rated super middleweight Rubin “Hollywood” Williams (27-2, 16 KOs), to exclusive promotional contracts.
“We’re thrilled to sign a 24-0 heavyweight prospect like Leo Nolan and a proven world-class contender, Rubin Williams,” Silverhawk Boxing CEO Tim Doyle said. “They both have tremendous upside and now that they’re being trained by Buddy McGirt, we plan on keeping both of them very busy and positioning them for title fights within a year.”
Nolan, rated No. 5 by the NABF and No. 11 by the NABA, has beaten the likes of Lou Savarese (DEC8), Mario Cawley (DEC10), Julius Long (DEC6) and Frank Wood (TKO5). He’s the reigning IBU Intercontinental heavyweight champion and former IBA Americas and Midwestern heavyweight title-holder.
“I’m happy to be with Silverhawk Boxing,” Nolan commented. “It’s a good deal for both of us. I like training in Vero Beach and it’s good to have most of Silverhawk’s boxers training there, too. I’m a boxer who loves using the jab. I make my opponents eat a lot of leather. Hopefully, Silverhawk will help get me a world title shot opportunity.”
Williams, ranked No. 19 by the WBC, is the IBU Intercontinental super middleweight champion. After a very successful amateur career (132-16), he turned pro and won his first 19 fights. His only loss as a super middleweight was to Jeff Lacy for the IBF belt and Rubin took that fight on only a few weeks notice.
“I feel awesome,” Williams quickly responded when asked about signing with Silverhawk. “It’s a great opportunity for me. Everything’s great about this…..working environment, team and staff. Silverhawk will put me in position to accomplish my goal of winning a world title. I’m a boxer-puncher who has the best jab in the business. I started using it when I first boxed and now it’s my bread-and-butter punch.”
In addition to Nolan and Williams, Silverhawk Boxing’s growing stable of world-caliber fighters, all based in Vero Beach, include two-time world lightweight champion Stevie “Lil’ But Bad” Johnston, No. 5 world rated light heavyweight Prince Badi “The Boxing Prince” Ajamu, former IBF light heavyweight title-holder William Guthrie, NBA World & CABOFE heavyweight champion Sherman “The Caribbean Tank” Williams, middleweight Aaron “”Homicide” Mitchell, junior middleweight Eric “Murder” Mitchell, and cruiserweight prospect Brandon “The Havoc” Harris.