NEW, NEW YORK (January 11, 2015) – This past Friday at the Madison Square Garden Theater, Bahamian middleweight contender, Tureano Johnson (18-1, 13 KOs) captured the WBA International and WBC Silver titles, with a bruising victory against Colombian contender Alex Theran (17-2, 2 KOs). Johnson thumped the former Olympian Theran over five rounds, dropping him once in the 4th round, then again in the 5th. Theran, who suffered an injury and could not return for the 6th round, was taking a beating before bowing out of the bout.
Rated WBC #8, WBA #12 and IBF #12, Tureano Johnson is looking to step up and challenge any of the champions in middleweight division. After beating a solid fighter like Theran, and being robbed in the Curtis Stevens fight, Johnson is confident he can beat any of the current champions at 160 lbs.
“I'm ready to fight Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto, Jermain Taylor or any other champion out there,” said Tureano Johnson. These are the type of fights I would like to pursue. David Lemieux is also on my hit list. I'm here to take over the division. Everyone knows I should be undefeated so I'm going to leave no doubt about it every time I step in the ring. I can't afford to be robbed again. With Gary Shaw putting me in a great position, I'm going to make the most of every opportunity. My goal in 2015 is to become a world champion.”
“Tureano Johnson is marching up the rankings and should be applauded for his fighting style.” said Gary Shaw. “He's the type of fighter everyone wants to see. I'm going to push hard to get him back on TV, hopefully against a guy like Gennady Golovkin. Johnson is a force in the middleweight division and you will see him in some big fights coming up.”
Chicago's undefeated Jr. Welterweight prospect, Kenneth Sims Jr. (5-0, 2 KOs) extended on his winning streak this past Saturday at the Madison Square Garden Theater with a dominating unanimous decision against tough opponent, Christian Steele (4-12, 1 KO).
Sims Jr., who was fighting in is second 6-round bout in only his fifth pro fight, showed why he was a top amateur standout, showcasing advanced boxing skills winning every round convincingly. With each fight Sims Jr. feels he's improving and wants to have a big 2015.
“I'm enjoying my journey as a professional,” said Kenneth Sims Jr. “I feel I'm getting better every time I step in the ring. There is always room for improvement and I'm going to continue working hard in the gym. Gary Shaw has said there will be many opportunities for me to take my career to the next level in 2015 and I want take full advantage of everything that comes my way. I'm hoping to make a quick return back to the ring.”
“Sims Jr. is progressing nicely as a professional prize fighter,” Gary Shaw said. “I think he'll graduate to 8-round bouts after one more fight. He seems to be making the 140 lbs weight limit with ease so we'll keep him at Jr. Welterweight. He's got the height and reach attributes to give anyone in the division problems. I see him having a big 2015.”