Featherweight prospect Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials champion at 125 kilos, has signed a multi-calendar yr specialist cope with High Rank. Carrington (1-) turned professional with a unanimous dedication victory Oct. 9 on the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III undercard.
Carrington hails from Brownsville, Brooklyn, the similar neighborhood that generated Mike Tyson, Zab Judah and Shannon Briggs. He’ll educate with the noticed Kay Koroma, who is thought for doing the job with the likes of Shakur Stevenson and Mikaela Mayer. Carrington’s High Rank debut is about for Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Joe Smith Jr.-Callum Johnson undercard at Turning Stone Trip resort On line on line casino in Verona, N.Y.
“Bruce Carrington is one specific of the nice American amateurs of his period, and he has the make-up and strategies to be a future globe champion,” stated Main Rank chairman Bob Arum. “He stood out on the Fury-Wilder III card as one other particular person whose beginner good outcomes will translate to the professional ranks.”
Carrington stated, “I’ve usually admired how High Rank develops youthful fighters into champions. I see myself possessing an extended vocation, and I’m fired as much as conduct on ESPN’s platforms. I’ve at all times skilled an expert vogue, and shortly after the Olympic Trials, I knew I used to be fully prepared to only take the upcoming step.”
Carrington missed out on an prospect to qualify for Tokyo instantly after the American qualifiers ended up canceled in 2020 and 2021. It was an unlucky crack for the 24-12 months-aged, who commenced boxing within the Brooklyn gyms on the age of seven. He watched up shut as fellow New York Metropolis fighters like Danny Jacobs, Luis Collazo, and Curtis Stevens become greatest specialists.
Carrington, whose nickname “Shu Shu” means “the a single who rises beforehand talked about all” in Egyptian, eventually rose to the perfect of the newbie heap. Because the eighth seed on the Olympic Trials, he defeated the likes of Duke Ragan, the High Rank signee who acquired a silver medal in Tokyo. Along with Carrington, Greatest Rank has all 5 male Olympians from Tokyo lower than settlement: Troy Isley (3-, 2 KOs), Tiger Johnson (1-, 1 KO), and silver medalists Ragan (4-, 1 KO), Keyshawn Davis (3-, 2 KOs) and Richard Torrez Jr. (skilled debut).