Nutley, NJ (August 7, 2015) – GH3 Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated jr.welterweight Keenan Smith to an exclusive promotional contract.
Smith of Philadelphia has a record of 7-0 with 2 knockouts.
Smith turned pro in 2009 and is regarded as a highly skilled professional.
“It’s a pleasure to sign with GH3 Promotions. I like the way they move their fighters, and they are starting to do big things and I feel I fit in with that,” said Smith.
“I like the way Vito Mielnicki operates. They have been getting a lot of television dates, and I look forward to showcasing my skills throughout the country.”
Smith was 72-4 as an amateur and was a National Golden Gloves champion as well as a Jr. Olympic champion.
When asked about his short and long term goals, the 24-year-old Smith was candid.
“I am looking for eight fights in the next year and soon after that I should be in position to crack the top-15.”
Smith should be off to a good start to reaching those goals as he has two fights scheduled in the next six weeks.
“I am looking to fight August 15 in Atlantic City and then I am penciled in to fight September 18 in Las Vegas and then again in November on television. That when I believe people will start to take notice that I am coming and establish myself as a legitimate contender on my to a world title.”
Vito Mielnicki of GH3 Promotions issued a statement.
“We are very happy to have signed Keenan. He has slipped underneath the radar, and he has a ton of talent. We plan to keep him extremely busy, and we feel could have found a real gem in Keenan. He had some problems that he has put behind him, but I have had several conversations with him, and I love the kid and his personality.
“He is a young man that learned from his mistakes. He defeated Amir Imam two times in the amateurs. He is a real quality kid we are very happy to have him. Dave Price and Doc Nowicki gave me the shot to work with them as partners with Keenan and its going to be fun and exciting. The kid could flat out fight.”
Keenan is managed by Doc Nowicki and Dave Price of D and D Management.
GH3 Promotions features undefeated middleweight Antoine Douglas, super-middleweights Jerry Odom & Derrick Webster, undefeated super-bantamweight Adam Lopez as well as Boxcino 2015 jr.middleweight champion John Thompson, Jr., undefeated welterweight Jerrell Harris, undefeated super-bantamweight Qa’id Muhammad, lightweight Oscar Bonilla, heavyweight Natu Visinia, light-heavyweight Lavarn Harvell , jr.lightweight O’Shanique Foster & undefeated jr.welterweight Keenan Smith to the GH3 Promotions stable.