BOXING: Federal Way's unbeaten Thompson signs new promotional deal, will fight Dec. 6
November 28, 2012 · Updated 11:21 AM
Courtesy of fightcluboc.com:
With the search for the next great American heavyweight underway, renowned promoter Roy Englebrecht believes that he has found one. Englebrecht announced Tuesday that Federal Way's Vincent Thompson has signed a five-year contract.
“I am very excited to sign with Roy Englebrecht Promotions (REP),” said the 29-year-old Thompson, who is 11-0 as a pro. “Roy has a long history in boxing and he is the type of promoter who will give me the opportunity to reach my goal to become the heavyweight champion of the world.”
Thompson will make his debut under the REP banner on Dec. 6, when he faces Giovanni Sarran on the Fight Club OC card at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, Calif.
“To have the opportunity to sign and promote Vincent Thompson at this point in his career is an honor for my company,” said Englebrecht.
Thompson (11-0, 2 KOs) has had gloves on his fists since the age of six and was 23-5 as an amateur. Thompson turned pro in August 2009 with a four-round win over Freddie Miller and he hasn’t skipped a beat since.
A popular boxer in Federal Way, “Vicious” Vincent’s hand speed and ring savvy always produces a packed house. In his most recent bout in May, Thompson delivered a near-shutout performance in decisioning Joell Godfrey on the nationally-televised ESPN Friday Night Fights.
“I’ve had the opportunity to see Vince’s entire career from Day One, and have seen the progression,” said REP matchmaker Whitfield Haydon. “He has come a long way in a fairly short time. What he does well, he does very well. His hand speed and mental makeup are world class.”
Tickets for the Dec. 6 Fight Club OC show, featuring Thompson, along with six additional bouts can be purchased at www.fightcluboc.com.