Sampson Lewkowicz, the manager-turned-promoter who is credited for helping bring the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Sergio Martinez out of obscurity, has signed a new prospect, inking 19-year-old Jose “El Magnifico” Nunez to a promotional deal.
Nunez, from Panama, is 5-0 (2 KO) so far in his pro career, which began in October 2016. All five of his fights have been at home in Panama, but he’s currently slated to head to Argentina for his next bout, coming on February 9.
“I am very grateful that Mr. Sampson is going to promote my career as a professional fighter,” Nunez said via press release. “Now is my turn to demonstrate him and everybody else that I came to this sport to be the best and beat the best.”
“We are well aware of who Mr. Lewkowicz is and what he is able to accomplish for Nunez and we can´t be more confident that he is in the best hands possible,” said trainer and manager Jose Murillo. “What Sampson promises, Sampson delivers. We have full confidence that we have taken the right decision signing this deal.”
”It is a great honor to work with another Panamanian, as I did with ex world champions Anselmo ‘Chemito’ Moreno and Roberto ‘La Arana’ Vasquez,” said Lewkowicz. “I am confident that Jose will become another world champion of their quality.”