Split-T Management announced the signing of Eric Puente to an exclusive management deal. Puente, 19 years old of Vista, California by way of Sinaloa, Mexico will campaign in the lightweight division. Puente started boxing at the age of eight years-old by his father/trainer, Ivan. He went on to win the 2016 National Youth Open Championship, and was a member of Team USA. Puente was a favorite to be a member of the 2020 United States Olympic Team. Puente, who stand 5'8" likens his style to a cross between Danny Garcia and Yuriorkis Gamboa.
"Boxing is everything to me. I live, eat and sleep boxing 24/7. Boxing is always on my mind," said Puente. ""When the boxing world sees me fight, they will see and old school warrior that will do everything he can to come out victorious," said Puente. "I take a lot from all the great fighters of the past like Juan Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eric Morales and Sugar Ray Leonard, and put into me: Eric Puente, future superstar in boxing!"
"In the midst of talking to all the promoters and managers, David McWater stood out. My dad and I felt we can trust him. We had a lot of people saying they can do this and that, but David came thru with everything he has promised."
Said Split-T Management CEO, David McWater, "From the first time I saw Eric, he had superstar written all over him. He just gets better and better every time I see him. He has the passion, the skills and work ethic to become a big attraction in boxing. This kid is going to be a star."