(APR 29) Mariusz Wach of North Bergen, NJ
by way of Krakow, Poland has teamed up with top-notch trainer Juan De
Leon in his quest to become the heavyweight champ of the world.
The 6'8", 250 pound big man with a record of 24-0 (12 KO) has begun
training with the Buffalo, NY resident DeLeon out of Global Boxing Gym
in North Bergen, who guided undefeated heavyweight boxer Joe Mesi
through the course of his career. The 31-year-old Wach, who is promoted
by Global Boxing Promotions and Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment
& Sports, worked with former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer for his
most recent performance but the qualified Moorer stepped down due to
De Leon, who is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, learned the sport of
boxing underneath his older brother Carlos De Leon, who was a four-time
cruiserweight champion of the world and fought Evander Holyfield, Leon
Spinks and Yaqui Lopez.
"I've only been with him for a few days, but I really like what I see,"
said De Leon, who also works with a slew of rising prospects. "I believe
Wach has talent and good footwork. There's a lot of things we have to
put together to make him the perfect fighter."
Wach and De Leon will have their first fight together on June 18 in
Atlantic City at a location to be decided.
Joining De Leon as part of Team Wach will be his brother Carlos De Leon,
as well as sports and medicine doctor Ramon Negron, and running coach
Cruz "Pensa" Rodriguez, who worked with legendary champion Felix "Tito"
[The team] can't do everything, but we can do something. We're gonna put
him in the best shape of his life. It's on him now to fight. But he's a
good listener and he learns fast and that will take him far."
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