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Top Rank Signs Bantamweight Contender Joshua Greer Jr


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*LAS VEGAS (Aug. 20, 2018)* – Joshua “Don’t Blink” Greer Jr. is ready to
wreak havoc on the bantamweight division. Greer (17-1-1, 9 KOs) has signed
a multi-fight promotional contract with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob
Arum announced today.

Greer, a Chicago native, will campaign as a bantamweight after fighting at
both bantamweight and super bantamweight throughout his career. His debut
under the Top Rank banner will be announced soon.

“It’s a great opportunity and a dream come true,” Greer said. “I’m ready to
show the world who I am. There are different levels in boxing, and with Top
Rank, I feel like they can help me become world champion and give me the
exposure that I want. Don’t blink!”

“I believe with all the experience that Top Rank has, and the ESPN deal,
this is a great opportunity for Joshua,” said Antonio Leonard, Greer’s
co-promoter. “When you think of sports, you think of ESPN. With ESPN+ and
ESPN, we’re going to have so much boxing going on. It’s a great opportunity
for any fighter, and for Joshua, it’s going to help him get to the next
level.”

Greer turned pro in September 2015 and won the first three bouts of his
career before an 0-1-1 skid, which included a four-round majority decision
defeat to then-unbeaten Stephen Fulton. Since then, he has won 14
consecutive fights, including six of his past seven via knockout. Greer put
the boxing world on notice on March 10, 2017, knocking out James Smith in
the sixth round of a nationally televised bout. A right hand put Smith down
and out in what was a contender for Knockout of the Year.

Greer fought three more times in 2017, including a fifth-round stoppage
against the crafty Leroy Davila. He is 2-0 thus far in 2018, knocking out
Basilio Nieves in the third round, and most recently, scoring an
eighth-round stoppage against Glenn Dezurn on May 11 in Philadelphia.