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Former Amateur Star Alex Theran Joins Team Colombia

TOTOWA, NJ/ORANGE, CA (October XX, 2011) — The signing of former world amateur star, power-punching Alex “The Prince” Theran, has bolstered an already strong Team Colombia, which is co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions.

 

Theran joins world-rated boxers Darley Perez, Daulis Prescott and Yonnhy Perez, as well as 2008 Colombia Olympian Jhonatan “Momo” Romero, on Team Colombia.

 

“We’re building a powerhouse with some of the leading fighters in the world on Team Colombia” Shaw said, “Not only was Theran one of top Colombian amateurs of all-time, he was one of the best in the world, and we’re very excited to add him in our growing stable of contenders and promising prospects.”

 

The 20-year-old Theran may have learned how to box at the dinner table as one of 15 siblings. The powerful southpaw had 180 amateur fights, highlighted by four National championships, two as a junior (under 18). Theran captured top honors at an International tournament in Cuba, as well as a tournament in the Dominican Republic. He was also a Silver Medalist in the South American Games.

 

Theran’s much-anticipated pro debut was this past July 27 in his hometown of Barranguilla, in which he knocked out Leo Cassiani only 34-seconds into the opening round. Sixteen days later, “The Prince” needed 1:18 to stop Gabriel Bracho. The accelerated pace of his young pro career continued September 30 as the fearless Theran won a unanimous six-round decision versus 34-fight, battled tested veteran Oney Valdez (22-11-1), a former WBO Latino and WBA Fedecentro champion, who was knocked out of the ring by Alex at one point.

 

“Alex Theran can easily be one of the best prospects out there,” added Alex Camponovo, Thompson Boxing’s General Manager. “I have seen how strong and sharp this kid is and I am proud he is part of the Thompson/ Shaw family of future champions. He will soon make a splash in America.”

 

Go online to www.garyshawproductions or www.thompsonboxing.com for additional information about Team Colombia.

 

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