TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS SIGNS SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT DENNIS HASSON
Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions has announced the signing of outstanding super middleweight prospect Dennis “THE ASSASSIN” Hasson.
The 26 year old Hasson, fighting out of Philadelphia, has compiled a record of 8-0-0 with two knockouts since turning professional fifteen months ago after an outstanding amateur career. Most recently he won a unanimous decision over Johnny Hayes on April 4th in Philadelphia.
Said Koerner, “Dennis is exactly the type of fighter we’re looking for at TKO BOXING. He’s dedicated and serious about becoming a world champion and we look forward to working with him towards that goal. He’s gotten better in each of his fights and we look forward to announcing his first fight under the TKO BOXING banner shortly.”
Added Chris Middendorf, CEO and matchmaker for TKO BOXING, "TKO has made Pennsylvania one of its home bases across the country. Having done shows in York and Johnstown, featuring home town heroes Carney Bowman and Andres Taylor, respectively, we felt that it was important to begin doing shows in one of the truly great fight towns, Philadelphia.”
“Dennis is a very popular young prospect there and we will definitely begin promoting shows there in the next six months. We already promote Anthony "The Messenger" Thompson, also from Philly, and we are looking at several other young prospects from the area, so we are well on our way to assembling a group of quality Philly fighters.”
“In the next few months we will find the right location and soon be presenting our "HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” series to one of the best groups of fight fans anywhere. Having done shows in Philadelphia before, I am very excited about TKO going to Philly.".
Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Hasson grew up across the street from the house used in the movie Rocky 1. He started boxing as an amateur in 1996, just as his eventual amateur coach David Reid was winning the gold medal at the Olympics in Atlanta.
Dennis parlayed his amateur success into a full scholarship on the Northern Michigan United States Olympic Training Center Boxing Team, under the direction of Al Mitchell, becoming one of the very few awarded such an honor while still finishing high school.
While at Northern Michigan, Hasson was a teammate of Jermain Taylor, Sechew Powell and Zahir Raheem and was ranked #2 in the United States in his weight class. He finished his amateur career with a record of 85-16.
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originator of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Joey Gilbert and Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose, James Countryman and Dmitry Chudinov, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terence Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.
Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their newly remodeled website,www.tkoboxingpromotions.com