Boxing manager Tim VanNewhouse signed Haitian Olympian Darrelle Valsaint,
The 19-year-old super welterweight was born in Orlando, Florida, and represented Haiti at the 2020 Olympics, advancing to the middleweight quarterfinals before relinquishing his decision to future bronze medalist Gleb Bakshi. Valsaint turned pro in November 2020 and has a record (2-0, 1 KO). His next fight is scheduled for February 2022.
âI want to do something big with boxing and provide a better life for myself and my family,â said Valsaint, who won gold at the U.S. National Junior Championships and the National Junior Olympics in 2018. âThe timing is perfect. My mentor Derick Lacapra and I have been patient and have interviewed many managers. We think Tim is our guy to advance my career and guide me to become a world champion. I can’t wait to be in February to show off my talent and everything I worked on in the gym. “
Valsaint is now based in Tampa, where he trains with Marc Farrait and Asa Beard. Farrait is best known for his work with super middleweight contender Edgar Berlanga, while Beard coached former world champion Argenis Mendez.
“Valsaint has good physical qualities and a tremendous ability to accompany his blazing speed and power with both hands,” said VanNewhouse, whose team includes prospects Najee Lopez, Jan Paul Rivera and Tommy Wu.
âHe’s a sensational boxer-puncher who can fight from an orthodox and left-handed perspective. I’ve paired him with a wonderful group of trainers in Tampa led by Marc Farrait and Asa Beard. He’s on the right track to do so. a bright future and I look forward to guiding him on this journey.