GH3 Promotions has announced the signing of super middleweight Junior "The Young God" Younan to a co-promotional deal with Amaury Piedra. Younan, age 27, is from Brooklyn, New York and has a record of 17-0-1 with 11 knockouts. "This a is a great signing for us. Junior has always been a terrific talent. He just needed the opportunities, and that is what we plan to do. He can be a real player in the super middleweight division, and with a couple of wins, he will get those and eventually win world championships." said Vito Mielnicki of GH3 Promotions.
"I am grateful for the opportunity. We have a nice plan for the rest of the year. I am excited for what is to come. I am looking to fight in May, and then fight on a PBC platform. The goal is to get belts at super middleweight. I hope people are sleeping on me because I am getting better. Once they see me back in the ring, people will see that I am still the fighter people were talking about when I turned professional. I just had a year layoff, and stopped a guy with one loss in less than a round. After these few fights, I will be ready for anyone. The only problem before was consistency in fighting. And knowing that I will be active, I will be ready for the biggest challenges," said Younan.
Younan was a highly touted amateur boxer who compiled a 90-5 record before turning professional in 2013 at the age of 18. Once dubbed by The New York Times as "a boxing prodigy" as a ten-year-old, Younan was a two-time National Junior Golden Gloves champion, the 2011 National Junior Olympic championship, and at one point was the No. 1-rated junior boxer in his weight class by USA Boxing. He turned pro in November 2013 with a first-round stoppage over Kenneth Taylor Schmitz. Younan has defeated Mike Guy (9-2-1) and in his last bout, he stopped Dauren Yeleussinov (10-1-1) on July 30, 2022 in Brooklyn.
"We see the passion with Vito and how he gets with his fighters. He responds right away and he cares about his fighters. We are very excited about the future. When we fought in July, PBC loved what they saw. Vito will get us opportunities on a PBC Platform, and Junior will be ready for anyone in the super middleweight division. We are old school and believe real fighters have to fight real fighters. Junior will be doing just that," said Younan's father/trainer Sherif Younan.