NEW YORK (June 20, 2021)-Split-T Management is proud to announce the signing of amateur standout Dante Benjamin Jr. to a managerial contract.
Benjamin, 19 years-old of Cleveland, Ohio amassed over 100 wins as an amateur, and was a seven-time national champion as he was a 2016 and 2017 Junior National Champion, 2017 Eastern Regional Champion, and a 2018 Youth National champion. He also took first place in the Emil Jechev International tournament in Botevgrad, Bulgaria.
In 2017, he was named the Under Armour Fighter of the Year.
As an amateur, Benjamin competed in the 176-pound division, but he will begin his professional career fighting the super middleweight division.
“Dante has great potential and we see big things from him,” said David McWater of Split-T Management. We see him as a future champion and look forward to getting him started towards all of his goals.”
“I signed with Split-T Management as I feel they can do the most for me and my career goals, which includes winning world titles,” said Benjamin.
I wanted to make this announcement specifically on Father’s Day as my father passed away a couple of months ago, and I feel this is a gift to him to announce that I am going pro on this day.”
In 2010, at the age of eight, Benjamin’s father steered him towards boxing as he used to fight a lot in the playground.
Benjamin describes his style as being a boxer-puncher, who can do everything in the ring.
“I can’t wait to get started. I am looking to get my first fight sometime in August or September.
Benjamin is trained by famed trainer Renard Safo.
“Dante has all of the skills to become a world champion. I am happy to have Dante signed with Split-T Management. I have known David McWater a long time, and I know he will have Dante’s best interest,” said Safo.