Split-T Management announce the signing of New Jersey junior welterweight John Bauza. From North Bergen, New Jersey by way of Puerto Rico, Bauza has a professional record of 14-0 with five knockouts. Bauza is coming off a eight-round unanimous decision over Larry Fryers (11-2) on June 30th in Las Vegas. He is promoted by Top Rank. The 22 year-old began boxing at the age of nine went he walked into a gym and loved the sport immediately. "My dad did not like it at first, but I was good at it and stuck with it," said Bauza. That started a heralded amateur career that saw Bauza rack up an impressive record of 178-8. Bauza captured many tournament victories which included the USA Junior Olympic Qualifier, Diamond Gloves, Regional Golden Gloves and Ringside World Championships. Bauza turned pro on April 23, 2016 with a first-round stoppage over over LeRoy Padilla in Puerto Rico.
"I have followed John Bauza since the amateurs, and I always have been impressed. He won the best fighter award at the best tournament I ever went to beating out the likes of Ryan Garcia, Tiger Johnson, Marc Castro, Otha Jones, Keyshawn Davis and so many more top fighters. I believe that he has the opportunity to be as big a star in New York as he already is in Puerto Rico, and he is on the path to a world title," said David McWater of Split-T Management.
"I am excited to sign with Split-T Management because they have a lot of great fighters, and I see what they have done with them in terms of advancing their careers. I was looking for somebody to bring me to another level, and Split-T Management is just the company that will do that for me," said Bauza. "I want to keep training hard. Now that I have good management, I can see that my dreams can come true, and that is to be a world champion."
Bauza lists going to the beach and watching documentaries on boxing as his hobbies.