Sampson Boxing proudly publicizes the signing of undefeated Brazilian cruiserweight prospect Lucas Pontes da Silva to a promotional contract, with plans to function the hard-punching South American on ProBoxTV.
Hailing from Belem, Para, Brazil, Pontes da Silva (7-0, 7 KOs) has shut ties to one in all his nation’s best champions, as his father and coach, Ulisses Pereira, has labored with former WBO light-weight champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas for greater than twenty years.
“My godfather of boxing is Acelino Freitas,” stated Pontes da Silva. “I’ve been coaching with him and my father my total life, so I’m closely influenced by him.”
After going 53-3 as an newbie, Pontes da Silva turned skilled in 2017 and gained the Brazilian nationwide title in simply his third struggle by stopping then 8-1 Fernando Rodrigo Simoes de Almeida in two rounds. He has since added the WBC Feconsur Cruiserweight title by stopping Maximiliano Jorge Gomez in a single spherical final 12 months and, in his final struggle, picked up the Common Boxing Group World Cruiserweight Championship through first-round knockout over Venezuela’s Reinaldo Gonzalez in July.
Recognizing his promising fighter’s want for correct promotional illustration, Pontes da Silva’s supervisor, Junior Santos, introduced the hard-hitting prospect to Sampson Boxing President, Sampson Lewkowicz.
I really feel very proud to be a part of Sampson Boxing,” stated Pontes da Silva of his new promoter. “Sampson Lewkowicz is a giant identify within the boxing world and has labored with many champions. I’m very keen to indicate that I belong on his workforce.”
Father/coach Ulyssess Perreira echoes his son’s sentiments.
“I really feel very proud for my son to have gotten to this stage and really grateful to Sampson for accepting us. I’m going to make my son a champion together with his assist.”
Pontes da Silva is scheduled to make his 10-round Sampson Boxing promotional and ProBoxTV debut in opposition to fellow knockout artist Efetobor “The Nigerian Pitbull” Apochi (11-2, 11 KOs) on February 16.
Regardless of this being a harmful matchup in opposition to a fellow KO specialist, Perreira says neither he nor his son are significantly involved. “We now have a plan prepared,” stated Perreira. “With all respect to him, it’s simply one other struggle in a line. We’re within the enterprise to work, and we’ll do no matter it takes.”
“He’s going to return very aggressively making an attempt to win as a result of he’s on a shedding streak,” added Pontes da Silva (Apochi has dropped two cut up choices in opposition to different prime prospects in his final two fights). “We now have an analogous fashion of coming ahead and I see issues in him I can benefit from. You’ll be amazed.”
“Our aim is to deliver boxing its latest world champion from Brazil,” stated Sampson Lewkowicz of his newest signing. “Lucas has the ability and the workforce in place to go far within the sport. He has grown up round world champions and works exhausting to make his father proud and change into the subsequent one. I’m very comfortable to be working with Lucas and his workforce.”