Top Rank Signs A "Young Micky Ward"

BY The Sweet Science ON January 17, 2011
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MANCHESTER, Conn. (January 17, 2011) – Undefeated, 24-year-old NABF and NABO champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard (23-0, 13 KOs), arguably America’s leading featherweight, has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Top Rank.

"Matt is a tremendous, exciting fighter, “Hall of Fame promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said. “We are very pleased he has joined our organization. Matt will get a lot of national exposure while fighting for Top Rank."

The Manchester, Connecticut fighter is rated No. 4 by the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization, as well as No. 5 by the World Boxing Council.

“Top Rank has some of the best fighters in the world,” an ecstatic Remillard commented “It’s the best promotional company in terms of moving fighters and getting them big fights. I’m really excited about signing with Top Rank. I remember when I first started fighting that Top Rank was the best promoter and now I’m finally there with them. Bob Arum and his team will get me to the next level where I should be.”

Remillard has shown some signs being like a young Micky Ward, another New Englander known for his vicious, devastating body attacks. Lately, “Sharp Shooter” has been zeroing in on his opponents’ livers with breath-taking shots and, consequently, sudden stoppages.

“Dealing with Top Rank was very professional,” Remillard’s manager Bret Hallenbeck noted about contract negotiations. “We’re looking forward to working with a quality promotional company like Top Rank.”

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