Gary Shaw Productions and Antonio Leonard Promotions have just signed two of the top U.S. amateur boxers in Kenneth Sims Jr. and Eduardo Martinez. Both fighters who hail from Chicago, IL, were brought to the professional ranks by manager James Prince and are trained by Kenneth Sims Sr.
Kenneth Sims Jr. (198-21) is a highly decorated amateur standout with over 200 amateur fights. Having become a 2-time National Pal Champion, Sims Jr. was also the 2013 USA National Champion, a Silver Gloves Champion, a Junior Olympic Bronze Medalist, a 3-time Ringside World Champion and a 2012 Olympic Trials Semifinalist. At age 20 and Standing 5'10, while competing in the lightweight division, Sims Jr. has all tools to become something special in the sport.
After winning numerous amateur tournaments, Eduardo Martinez (85-10) won the 2013 USA Boxing National Championship. At age 21, Martinez stands 5'6 and fights in the bantamweight division. With power in both hands, Martinez is tailor made for professional boxing.
"These two kids have remarkable talent," said Gary Shaw in an e-mail to Examiner.com. "I want to thank my good friend James Prince for bringing me these two top fighters from the amateurs. Antonio Leonard, James and I will once again start another journey together as we did in the past with the late Diego Corrales and many others. We will go far with these two young men."