Quartet of Split-T Management Fighters in Action TONIGHT!!!


NEW YORK (February 20, 2021) – Four fighters under the Split-T Management banner will see action on two different shoes

In Las Vegas, undefeated Heavyweight Sonny Conto returns to take on Waldo Cortes in a four-round bout; undefeated middleweight Javier Martinez takes on Billy Wagner in a four-round bout; Omar Rosario battles Uriel Villanueva in a junior welterweight tussle. Those bouts will be contested at at the MGM Grand Conference Center, AKA “The Bubble”, and streamed live on ESPN+ at 6:30 PM RT.

Welterweight contender Ivan Golub takes on Luis Eduardo Florez in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds at the Carible Royale.in Orlando, Florida.

Conto of Philadelphia has a record of 6-0 with five knockouts.

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The 25 year-old Conto is coming off a 1st round stoppage over Curtis Head on January 11, 2020 in Atlantic City.

Cortes of Arizona is 6-3 with three knockouts, and sports a win over Kingsley Ibeh. Cortes is coming off a 1st round stoppage over Daviante Jones on October 29th.

Conto weighed 221.5 lbs at Friday’s weigh-in. Cortes was 255.5 lbs.

Martinez of Milwaukee is 2-0.

The 25 year-old Martinez is coming off a unanimous decision over Rance Ward on August 29th.

Martinez was the 2020 Olympic Trial Champion at middleweight. He was also a five-time National Champion, and the number-one ranked fighter at 165 pounds in the USA Boxing Rankings, Martinez’s selection as an Olympic alternate despite his victory at the trials and various international experience caused shock-waves through the amateur system.

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Wagner of Great Falls, Montana, has a record of 3-1 with one knockout.

He has a win over Andrew Whitfield, and is won his last two fights, including his last bout when defeated 16-fight veteran Sean Gee on January 25, 2020.

Martinez weighed 161 lbs; Wagner weighed 160 lbs.

Rosario of Caguas, Puerto Rico, has a record of 2-0.

The 23 year-old Rosario is coming off a unanimous decision win over Matt Gaver on October 2nd in Kissimmee, Florida.

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guidance of Tim VanNewhouse.

Conto, Martinez and Rosario are promoted by Top Rank.

Golub of Brooklyn, New York is on the cusp of a major opportunity, as he sports an impressive mark of 18-1 with 14 knockouts.

The 32 year-old Golub is a seven-year professional.

He has racked up a slew of an impressive wins over Kirk Huff (3-0), Tyson Harrison (2-0), Kendal Mena (20-2), Juan Rodriguez Jr. (12-3), Marlon Aguas (9-0) and James Stevenson (23-2). Golub has won five straight contests, with the latest being a 10th round stoppage over Janer Gonzalez (19-2-1) on November 15, 2019 to make the 2nd defense of his WBC USNBC Welterweight title.

Florez of Colombia is 25-17 with 21 knockouts.

The 33 year-old is a 10 year-veteran, and has a 1st round knockout over current WBC Super Featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (21-0 at the time).

Florez has shared the ring with world champions Jamel Herring and Regis Prograis.

Golub weighed in a 149.6 lbs. Florez was 150.4 lbs.

Golub is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.

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