TKO BOXING Promotions has signed flyweight contender Rayonta “STINGRAY” Whitfield, it was announced today by Chet Koerner, their President.

The 28 year Whitfield carries a record of record of 22-1-0 with eleven knockouts. The Augusta, Georgia native is currently world ranked #7 by the IBF and #8 by the WBO.

Said Koerner, “We’re thrilled to add Rayonta to our growing team of outstanding prospects and contenders. He has all the skills to become a world champion and we look forward to making his dream happen.”

Whitfield was undefeated prior to facing WBO Flyweight Champion Omar Narvaez on February 7, 2009 in Chubut, Argentina, Narvaez’s hometown. After nine evenly fought rounds, the fight was stopped prematurely in the 10th and awarded to Narvaez although Whitfield appeared unhurt and able to continue.

Whitfield is guided by award winning manager Cameron Dunkin who also counts world champions Kelly Pavlik, Nonito Donaire and Steven Luevano amongst his stable of fighters. He is trained by Ronnie Shields and Tom Moraetes.

Said Dunkin, “Rayonta was a great amateur and is a very popular fighter in Augusta, Georgia. He’s passed just about every test as a professional and we’re looking to get him another world title shot in the very near future.”

Whitfield will have his first fight under the TKO BOXING Promotions banner at the Arena Theatre in Houston on October 10th. In early 2010, TKO BOXING Promotions “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” nationally acclaimed series will promote Whitfield in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia.


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 middleweights Joey Gilbert, Dennis Hasson 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 Cortez Bey, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., and Terence Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

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