fighter

Erick De Leon

Weightclass: Super Featherweight

  • 15wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 9kos

AGE:
25
Birthplace:
Detroit, Michigan
Height:
5’8”
reach:
67”
Managers:
Cameron Dunkin
Trainers:
Nelson Figueroa, Luciano De Leon (father)

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Erik De Leon

At the age of 25, Erick is a four-year pro. A rising young prospect at 130 pounds, he was an amateur standout before his debut who competed at the highest national levels, and had impressive wins against fellow standouts Toka Kahn Clary, José Ramirez, Amir Imam, Shemuel Pagan, Joel Diaz Jr., and Julian Ramirez, all of whom are now up-and-coming professional prospects.

Erick was one of the top talents on Team USA before the 2012 Olympics, but had a shoulder injury before the Olympic Trials and could not perform to his full capability.

As a pro, he has given consistently strong performances and made excellent progress.

Erick has been trained for his last four fights by Robert Garcia, the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “2012 Trainer of the Year,” at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Riverside, California.

In his last fight on April 28 in Burbank, California, he won by third-round TKO against Daulis Prescott.

The Ring’s Francisco Salazar reported from ringside [excerpts]: Erick De Leon scored the biggest win of his career thus far, stopping former world title challenger Daulis Prescott in the third round.

From the opening bell, the southpaw De Leon put Prescott on the defensive, forcing him to fight off his back foot. The pressure paid off as De Leon dropped Prescott late in the second round, courtesy of a barrage of punches.

After Prescott got through the round, De Leon went on the attack again. After an exchange, Prescott suddenly fell to the canvas in a corner. After getting up, Prescott complained of pain in his left arm. After a ringside physician was summoned into the ring to check on Prescott, [the] referee stopped the bout at 59 seconds.

The 25-year-old Mexican-American has displayed a penchant for power in recent fights. De Leon has now knocked out his last five opponents and six of his last seven. [End Salazar item]

Erick said, “I’m always in the gym. I like to be an aggressive fighter. I like to put pressure, but I make adjustments. I can box, I can bang, I can move, I can counterpunch. Everything I know, I use in the ring to win a fight, but I definitely like to put pressure and get in there and throw punches.

“I love what I do and I work hard every day. I put all of my passion into this.”

fight history

  • 2017

    Fight by Fight – In his last fight on 4-28-17 in Burbank, CA, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Daulis Prescott (31-4): the scheduled 8-rounder was co-featured at the Marriott Convention Center, and Erick quickly overpowered him; he pressed forward from the opening bell, and scored a knockdown with a series of punches late in the 2nd round; he scored another knockdown with a series of punches in the 3rd – Prescott got up but complained of an injury to his left arm and after an examination by the ringside doctor, the referee stopped the fight at 0:59.

    On 1-27-17 in Studio City, CA, he won by knockout (4th round) against Jose Salinas (10-2-1): the scheduled 8-round headlined at Sportmen’s Lodge on Erick’s 25th birthday, and he dominated the fight; he out-boxed and outworked Salinas, and consistently landed the harder punches; Erick scored a knockdown with a left hand to the body in the 4th round, and Salinas was counted out at 2:47.

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  • 2016

    Fight by Fight — On 10-28-16 in Laredo, TX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Aldimar Silva (19-10): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at the Laredo Energy Arena, and Erick quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, both with left hooks; he scored another knockdown when Silva was held up by the ropes early in the 3rd – the referee completed the mandatory 8-count, Silva indicated that he didn’t want to continue, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:00.

    On 6-25-16 in Dallas, TX, he won by TKO (6th round) against 2000 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Valcarcel (14-7-4): the scheduled 8-rounder was one of the co-features at The Bomb Factory, and Erick dominated the fight; he scored a knockdown in thte 1st round, then scored another knockdown in the 3rd; he scored one more knockdown with a body punch in the 6th round – Valcarcel got up, but Erick rocked him again, Valcarcel’s corner threw in the towell, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:18.

    On 1-16-16 in Dallas he won by knockout (1st round) against Fidel Navarette (8-1-2): the scheduled 8-rounder headlined at The Bomb Factory, and ended with a spectacular one-punch knockout; Erick scored a knockdown with a right hook in the 1st round – Navarette struggled to get up, and the referee stopped the fight in mid-count at 2:18.

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  • 2015

    Fight by Fight — On 9-11-15 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Angel Hernandez (9-4-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez-Chris Avalos main event, and Erick dominated the fight; he outboxed and outworked Hernandez and consistently landed the sharper punches; scored 60-54 on all three scorecards.

    On 8-1-15 Frisco, TX, he won by TKO (4th round) against Daniel Perales (5-2-1): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at Dr. Pepper Arena; Erick consistently landed the harder punches, rocked Perales repeatedly, and quickly wore him down; Perales did not continue after the 3rd round – the local commission records it as a TKO at 0:10 of the 4th round.

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