Warriors signs Danny O'Connor


Warriors signs Danny O'Connor

Amateur star has win over 2008 gold medalist

Press Release: Seminole Warriors Boxingannounced it has signed 2008 US Olympic team alternate Danny O’Connor of Framingham, Massachusetts to a promotional contract. “Danny was an exciting young amateur boxer who is going to make a lot of noise in the coming years as a professional,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing.  “He’s got a perfect style for the pro game, and we have very high expectations of him.  He’s also a great person and a great representative for the sport of boxing.”

“I’m excited to be with Seminole Warriors Boxing and this is the right addition to my team,” said O’Connor. “Warriors Boxing has produced a number of champions and I plan on being the next one.  I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get my career started.”

A 23-year old southpaw known for his ring savvy, boxing ability, and power, O’Connor was a high school wrestling champion who began his stint in the sweet science in 2004.  He went on to win four New England Golden Gloves titles, was the National Golden Gloves champion in 2008 and named the Most Outstanding Boxer in the 2008 Future Stares National Championship. Danny has a victory over eventual 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz of the Dominican Republic on May 29th in a pre-Olympic dual meet. O'Connor finished his amateur career with a record of 95 wins against 8 defeats. And though O’Connor would drop a decision to Javier Molina in the Olympic trials, the 141-pounder was selected as the US team alternate and he traveled to Beijing for the 2008 Games.

Danny is managed by Rob Valle and Dave Keefe who also trains him. Now he begins on his road to glory as a professional, beginning with his debut bout against an opponent to be determined on September 17th in Manchester, New Hampshire .

“This is the best time for any young boxer,” said Margules.  “The slate is clean and the whole world is ahead of him.  Danny O’Connor is going to do big things in this sport, and we’re proud to have him with Seminole Warriors Boxing.”