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Kermit Cintron signs with King's Promotions, plots comeback

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Kermit Cintron will be back in the ring sooner than later, as the veteran welterweight has signed a new deal with a promoter.

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Former welterweight titleholder Kermit Cintron is planning a comeback, signing with Marshall Kauffman's King's Promotions, according to ESPN.com.

Cintron, 36, hasn't fought since March 2014, when he defeated Ronald Cruz by 10-round decision in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Puerto Rican-born fighter hasn't been a serious player in any division since 2010, and last held a world title in 2008, when he lost the IBF welterweight belt to Antonio Margarito in the second one-sided fight between the two, the first coming in 2005.

Cintron's last world title fight came in 2011, when he went to Mexico to face Canelo Alvarez for the WBC junior middleweight title. Canelo stopped Cintron in the fifth round, dominating the fight.

Kauffman's King's Promotions works alongside Al Haymon and the Premier Boxing Champions brand, which means that Cintron may be able to get himself into the ring with any of a number of notable fighters at 147 or 154, as he attempts to become a contender once more.