TRAINER OF CHAMPIONS, KENNY ADAMS JOINS TKO BOXING TEAM
Continuing on their path to becoming the leading international boxing promoter, TKO Boxing announced today the signing of Kenny Adams, long time trainer of numerous world champions to a long term, exclusive contract.
With the newly opened TKO Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, having a world class trainer like Kenny Adams work with their growing list of outstanding prospects and contenders was a perfect fit.
Said Chet Koerner, President of TKO Boxing Promotions, “Kenny is the best trainer for our growing number of fighters who are based in Las Vegas. He’s an outstanding teacher and true disciplinarian. As we continue to grow it became critical that we bring in a trainer who can really take the prospects and contenders that we have to the next level.”
Continued Chris Middendorf, CEO and Director of Boxing Operations for TKO Boxing Promotions. "Adding a trainer of Kenny Adams’ stature and respect is hugely important to the growth of our company. We are signing the talent and have the shows on which they will fight. Having a major trainer to work with the fighters that do not already have world class trainers is key to the development of the whole program.”
“We are constantly chided or derided as either the new kids on the block or the latest version of America Presents. Signing Adams is the latest example of how we are building TKO to be a major player for years to come."
For many years, Adams has had great success working with young prospects, starting with guiding the 1988 U.S. Olympic team to three gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Amongst the future world champions on that team were Roy Jones, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Kennedy McKinney and Michael Carbajal.
Since it’s inception in 2008, TKO Boxing has worked closely with award winning manager Cameron Dunkin with many of the sports best prospects.
Said Dunkin, “I’ve worked with Kenny Adams for over fourteen years and he’s trained four world champions for me including the late Diego Corrales and Freddie Norwood. Kenny is a great trainer but an even better teacher. He truly can teach a guy how to fight. Defense, offense, how to lead, counter and engage, he can teach it all.”
“I’ve had over eighty fights with Kenny as the trainer and he’s maybe lost two or three. When he trained Diego and Freddie we would watch a tape of the opponent together and Kenny could tell me what round and what combination they would use for the stoppage and he was always right” continued Dunkin.
“Kenny’s had eighteen world champions and I’m thrilled to have him working with many of the prospects I have placed with TKO Boxing.”
ABOUT TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweights Joey Gilbert and Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski and Leti Leti, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras, Joseph Elegele and Hastings Bwalya, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado Jr., featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela, bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweight Rayonta Whitfield