Danbury, CT (January 17, 2014) -Professional boxing manager A.J. Galante, President of Elite Boxing Enterprises, is currently part of a multi-page feature in Sport’s Illustrated.
The publication giant reached out to Galante, 27 years old, about the minor league hockey team his father and he owned ten years ago, one of the most controversial hockey teams ever, the Danbury Trashers. Galante was named the President of the team at the tender age of 17, and helped build what was known as the toughest hockey team in America. “The Danbury Trashers are a team that can never be duplicated.” Galante stated, “My father and I turned the hockey world upside down in just two seasons. I was young, but worked hard, and we definitely did things our way.” The Trashers became infamous in two seasons due to their rough style of play, crazy antics both on and off the ice, as well as being a winning team, reaching the league finals in just their second season.
Galante’s experience in Minor League hockey laid the groundwork for him to jump into the professional boxing business as a manager, starting in 2011. “My father and I went into minor league hockey with zero, and I mean zero experience running a sports franchise. But we built a team that nobody wanted to go up against. I came into boxing at the age of 24, again with zero experience or knowledge. I have managed a total of 3 boxers, and I believe I’ve been an asset to their careers.”
Galante started managing Delvin Rodriguez in 2011, and helped guide him for 6 fights, culminating in Rodriguez’s biggest match of his career, a main event bout on HBO World Championship Boxing against Miguel Cotto. Galante no longer manages Rodriguez, but is excited about a new Junior Middleweight about to burst onto the scene, reigning undefeated New York State Jr. Middleweight Champion Frank ‘Notorious’ Galarza. “Frank is the real deal. I’ve been with him for 3 fights, and we’ve come a long way each bout and in between. He believes in me and I believe in him, we have a great team and together we will make noise, starting Friday on Showtime.” Galarza will be competing in the co-feature of tonight’s 2014 season premiere of Showtime’s ShoBox: The Next Generation, against undefeated John Thompson.
Be sure to check out this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, on newsstands today, to read more on A.J. Galante and the Danbury Trashers, and tune into Showtime tonight, 10PMET to watch Frank Galarza battle for the WBC Latino Title in an all action bout.