Banner Promotions Signs Undefeated Lightweight Mohamed Soumaoro


PHILADELPHIA, PENN.(November 19, 2018)–Banner Promotions has signed undefeated lightweight Mohamed Soumaoro to a promotional contract.

The 25 year-old Soumaoro is out of Montreal, Canada, by way of Conakry, Guinea and Havana, Cuba.

Soumaoro has amassed a professional record of 6-0 with 3 knockouts.

Growing up in Havana, as a youth Soumaoro enjoyed walking, playing soccer, going to school and learning. During this time, he was introduced to karate and taekwondo. He did not pursue those sports because in 2008, he moved to Blainville, Quebec to live with his sister. It was while watching television that he discovered his interest in boxing.

After a 53-fight amateur career, he turned professional on April 8, 2017 with a 1st round stoppage over Antonio Vergara.

Soumaoro has continued his success as he has made two starts this year. In his last bout, he stopped Ramon Urbina in one round on September 15th in Managua, Nicaragua.

He considers himself a counterpuncher as he is heavily influenced by future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez.

“I started boxing at age 15 after watching fights on television. I started fighting a little bit in the streets when I was in Guinea,” said Soumaoro.

“I am happy to sign with Banner Promotions.  My manager Otis Grant has said great things about Banner Promotions, and I see big things. I am happy. This is going to be a good journey. I am ready to make a statement and realize my American dream.”

“We are happy to add Mohamed to our roster,” said Banner Promotions President Artie Pelullo. “His manager Otis Grant has glowing things to say about him, and we feel that we will take him to the next levels of the sport. We look forward to helping him develop into a future champion.”

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