Sampson Lewkowicz Inks Super Bantamweight Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas


Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing is proud to announce the signing of formidable super bantamweight contender Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas to a promotional agreement.
Rosas (20-2-1, 12 KOs), of Mexico City, is a two-time world title challenger and former WBO Youth Super Flyweight and WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) Super Flyweight Champion.
A tough, toe-to-toe slugger with fast hands and a penchant for body punching, 26-year-old Rosas says he’s happy to be joining the Sampson Boxing stable.
“I’m so excited,” said Rosas. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve been waiting a long time to sign with Sampson. I am planning to take things up another level and get a shot at the world championship. I want to thank my manager, Fernando Dominguez, for helping me get this opportunity and putting me in with the right people to help make my boxing dream come true.”
Manager Dominguez, who also handles top super bantamweight contender and upcoming title challenger Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz, says he couldn’t be happier with the deal. “I feel good because all my fighters are with Sampson, he said. “I trust Sampson and I’m proud to be his right hand in Mexico. I think Daniel Rosas is a future world champion and this deal will be the final piece of the puzzle to getting him there.”
Sampson Lewkowicz says he looks forward to seeing what Rosas can do with proper representation.
“He is a very talented fighter,” said Lewkowicz of Rosas, “very tough and determined. He has the guts and the fearlessness to become a champion.”
Lewkowicz adds that the addition of Rosas is part of his bigger plan for the future.
“I am building an army of world-class super bantamweights,” he continued. “This is one of the most exciting divisions in boxing and several of my fighters are right in the mix. I look forward to putting together several of the next few years’ best match-ups at the weight.”

Sampson Lewkowicz Inks #1 Ranked 141-lb. Amateur Boxer in the US Abraham Nova


Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing is proud to announce the signing of the current #1 ranked 141-lb. amateur boxer in the United States, Abraham “Super” Nova.
Born at the Hospital of Centro Medico in Carolina, Puerto Rico, to Dominican parents, the hard-punching 21-year-old Nova will be turning professional next month after an incredible amateur career in which he went 167-11 with 60 KOs. The prestigious titles he won include national and international victories at the 2014 USA Nationals, the 2014 Independent World Cup in the Dominican, and Gold at the 2014 Cheo Aponte Tournament, and the 2015 Olympic Qualifiers. He is also a five-time New York Golden Gloves Champion..
“Boxing was a sport where I didn’t have to rely on team-mates,” explains Nova of his decision to become a boxer. “I was so good in sports; I didn’t have to rely on any team to win. I did it more because it was more independent. If my team didn’t do good, I didn’t do good. In boxing you rely on nobody but yourself.”
Although Nova competed at 141 lbs. in the unpaid ranks, he will be contending in the 130-lb. super featherweight division as a professional. “As an amateur, I didn’t like to cut weight and chose to fight at a higher weight class,” he explained, “as a professional, everyone cuts, so I will have to. I’m naturally 130 lbs.” To continue his development, Nova is now training with the well-respected Hector Bermudez at his training-camp base at Peter Welch’s Gym in Boston.
“I’m excited about this deal,” continued Nova about his new promotional pact with Lewkowicz. “I know Sampson is going to bring me a long way and get me to a world title fight. My dream is to become a multiple-time world champion.”
“I am very happy to be signing a fighter with so much potential,” said Sampson Lewkowicz. “Abraham is a star of tomorrow in boxing and I’m glad he chose me to help him guide his career. He has amazing talent in the ring. He can box and he can punch and he lives and breathes boxing. I have dealt with lots of young prospects and I see in Abraham what I saw in many of the young fighters who became world champions. I am proud to have signed him as my first Puerto Rican fighter.”
“He’s very special kid. Not just a talent. His talent is tremendous and he has explosive power, but he’s also an all-around good boxer,” said Hector Bermudez of Nova. “Outside the ring, he’s also a super nice kid. Very dedicated to the craft. He’s what most champions are made of.”
Bermudez, who is also from Albany, New York, currently handles WBA World Super Featherweight Champion Javier Fortuna and top super bantamweight KO artist Jonathan Guzman, among many others, says the goal with Nova’s development will be to shake the last of the amateur boxer out of him.
“We’re going to continue to work on getting him away from the amateur style.. He has more of a professional style. He’s not a smacker like they do in the amateurs. We will definitely concentrate on being patient. Three minutes of pro boxing is a lot different than three minutes of amateur boxing. But we have a great relationship and everything is going very well.”
Lewkowicz says he will keep Nova active for the next couple years, as he builds his experience and perfects the craft.
“I am predicting big things for Abraham Nova,” he said. “He’s a very special fighter and it’s a pleasure to be his promoter.”

Sampson Lewkowicz Inks Pacquiao’s Cousin Jonel Dapidran to Promotional Contract

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, the man credited with discovering an unknown talent named Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines in 2000, proudly announces the signing of Pacquiao’s second cousin, Jonel “The Kid Pacquiao” Dapidran to a long-term promotional contract.
17-year-old Dapidran (6-0, 3 KOs) is an undefeated lightweight prospect from Digos City in the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao’s maternal grandfather and Junel’s father are brothers.
“A San Francisco attorney named Sydney Hall brought Manny Pacquiao to my attention 15 years ago,” said Lewkowicz. “None of the major promoters paid attention, but we saw what a talent he was. I was working as a matchmaker for (then promoter) Murad Muhammad, and I convinced him to sign Manny and bring him to America. Now, as a promoter, I am bringing his close family here for the first time and I strongly believe this young man will make a big statement in our sport.”

Dapidran is in good hands. As soon as his visa is finalized, he will live in Las Vegas, sharing a beautiful apartment with former multiple world champion and fellow Filipino, Jonriel Casimero. He will also share a trainer with Casimero and join the stable of trainer Jun Agrabio.

“Jonel has the talent to become a star. I see it in him like I did with his cousin. He is coming here to prove to everyone he is a Pacquiao for the new generation of boxing. I am very happy to be his promoter and will work hard to help him rise through boxing the right way.”


After a very successful run as a matchmaker and adviser, Sampson Lewkowicz switched over to the promotional side of professional boxing in January 2008.
Sampson Boxing has grown into one of the world’s most prestigious promotional firms, representing many of the world’s best fighters and most promising young contenders.
Sampson Boxing has promotional partners all over North and South America, Africa, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Central America and Sampson Boxing events have been televised on such premiere networks as HBO, Showtime, ESPN, VS. and several international networks.