For Immediate Release
Detroit, Michigan (Sept. 14, 2016)–Victory Sports & Entertainment is pleased to announce the signing of undefeated middleweight Anthony Flagg, Jr. to a managerial contract
Flagg of Detroit won his only professional bout as he stopped Josh Puchala in 48 seconds on April 10th.
“I was very happy to sign with Victory Sports,” said Flagg. “I am happy that I have managers that will fight for my career. I know I will be world champion and I have the right managers that will help get me there.”
“We are excited to welcome Anthony to the VSE family. He’s a young fighter with tremendous upside and the fact he’s from a great fight town like Detroit is a bonus,” said manager Mike Leanardi
The 22 year-old had a distinguished amateur career that saw him go 75-10 and win numerous titles which includes being the 2012 USA National Champion,2012 Olympic Trials Quarterfinalist,2010 State Golden Gloves Champion, 2010 National Silver Gloves Champion, 2009 State Silver Gloves Champion, 2009 James Toney Tournament Champion, and the 2009 Junior Olympic Champion. Flagg is trained by Ali Harrison, who is also the father of junior middleweight contender Tony Harrison.
“I am a boxer-puncher. I have power in both hands and I like to set up my shots. I can fight when I have to, but I can box, use the ring and use all of my skills.”
Outside of the ring, Flagg has accomplished a great deal as he has been featured in many articles in the Detroit area. One can be read by clicking here.
Also, with his natural good looks has done a good deal of professional modeling (he’s modeled for Title in their catalogs) and even appeared in an Eminem video.
Not many fighters can claim to having been seen by over 120 million people, but Anthony has when he was prominently featured in the “Guts Over Fear” video by Eminem.
“I had a high-top fade haircut, I guess like Will Smith and then I got a commercial. Then I got the Eminem video. I also have modeled for a watch company and did a photo shoot for the movie “Southpaw”.” This is a good start for a life after boxing.”
“I believe that I am the next big thing out of Detroit. Actually I think I can be the next big thing in the United States. I have a good team with my managers, but I also want to thank my fans, family and friends.”
Victory Sports & Entertainment is an athlete management company with offices in New York and Las Vegas. Founded by noted sports attorney Rick Torres and boxing trainer Michael Leanardi, Victory has steadily built an impressive stable of young prospects that it is grooming for future stardom.