FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PHILADELPHIA (FEBRUARY 14, 2023)–Banner Promotions would like to send out heartfelt condolences to the family of promoter Ken Thompson on his recent passing.
Thompson and Banner Promotions were promotional partners on several fighters such as Ruben Villa, Michael Dutchover, Taras Shelestyuk and Juan Carlos Burgos.
“I want to give out my most sincere condolences to the Thompson family, most notably his wife Vera and their children as well as everyone at Thompson Boxing and Thompson Enterprises. They lost a giant of a man in many ways. I have co-promoted with many promoters over my 35 years in boxing, and Ken was the best partner that I have worked with. To say he was a good guy, would be one the biggest understatements that I could use. He was such a great guy, and I considered him a dear friend. In all of that time, I never had a contract with Kenny, and never signed a piece of paper. It was always a handshake, and we never had a problem or issue over anything. When we would do shows together in California, he was the most hospitable host, and I will not only miss working with him, but more importantly the dinners and the social time that we spent together,” said Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo.