Julio Pena hired as NER Director of Boxing
BOSTON (January 14, 2005) – New England Ringside (NER), on the verge of becoming the newest promoter in professional boxing, today announced the hiring of Julio Pena as its Director of Boxing Operations. “We’re delighted to have Julio Pena as a member of Team NER,” NER president Rick Brutti said. “He is well respected in boxing and has more than 30 years of valuable experience..
Article posted on 14.01.2005
In addition to overseeing the training our stable of fighters, Julio will scout prospects, work with our matchmakers, and deal with a lot of behind the scenes work that it takes to promote a first-class boxing show.
“NER has been building a team and we’ll soon make an announcement about our first show. We want to help bring boxing back to its former prominence, building it to the same level as mainstream sports, and Julio is a valuable component.”
Pena, originally from Venezuela, lives with his family in Revere. He is a former martial arts champion and has had more than 100-combined amateur boxing and kickboxing fights. Pena, who once trained world title contender Omar Sheika, presently handles unbeaten prospects Wayne “Lights Out” Johnsen and Chris Tillman.
NER’s other boxing interests include a monthly magazine, weekly radio show (Thursday, 6-8 pm ET on WWZN 1510AM The Zone), and popular web site (www.newenglandringside.com).
For more information about New England Ringside call 617.835.9137 or go on line to www.newenglandringside.com.
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