Promoter Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions has signed 26 year-old heavyweight Alonzo Butler of Knoxville, Tennessee, to a promotional contract. At six-foot three, Alonzo is a hard-hitting prospect who weighs in at around 250 pounds and has a professional record of 22-0-1 with 17 knockouts. He is managed and trained by Ace Miller, who also trained WBA heavyweight world champion John Tate. Art Pelullo said, “We think Alonzo is a tremendous prospect with unlimited potential. He’s still very young, but we feel that he has the talent and the team to win the heavyweight championship of the world.” Alonzo is fighting on the May 31 fight card in Airway Heights, Washington, headlined by the Manuel Medina vs. Cassius Baloyi fight for the vacant IBF jr. lightweight world title.