Erick De Leon - Top Rank Inc
fighter

Erick De Leon

Weightclass: Super Featherweight

  • 13wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 7kos

AGE:
24
Birthplace:
Detroit, Michigan
Height:
5’8”
reach:
67”
Managers:
Cameron Dunkin
Trainers:
Nelson Figueroa, Luciano De Leon (father)

fighter feed

Erik De Leon

At the age of 24, Erick is a three-year pro. A sensational prospect at 130 pounds, he is a former amateur standout who competed at the highest levels of national competition 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 are now rising professional prospects.

He 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, Erick has given consistently strong performances and made good progress.

In his last fight on June 25 in Dallas, he won by sixth-round TKO against Carlos Valcarcel.

Fightnews.com’s Jeff Zimmerman reported from ringside [excerpts]: Hot Top Rank prospect Erick De Leon came out with a bang and landed a flurry of punches to drop Carlos Valcarcel in the first, third and the sixth rounds, before the corner of Valcarcel decided their fighter had taken enough punishment.

It looked like De Leon may stop the former Puerto Rican Olympian in the 1st round, but somehow Valcarcel survived and lasted to the 6th of the scheduled 8.

Valcarcel had no answer for the speed and combinations of the southpaw De Leon who had the crowd roaring throughout. It was an apparent body shot in the 6th round that dropped Valcarcel to the canvas for the last time. The official time was 2:18 as De Leon stayed undefeated with the TKO. [End Zimmerman item]

Erick said, “I’m always in the gym. I train at the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit – that’s where I do most of my training – but I go to different gyms for sparring. I go to Worlds Best Boxing Gym and Jimmy Paul’s gym. Sometimes I go down to Toledo, Ohio. It’s around 45 minutes from here.

“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

  • 2013

    on 11-9-13 in Corpus Christi, TX, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Jesus Aguinaga (1-1): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

    On 10-11-13 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (1st round, 2:08) against Aaron Acevedo (2-1-2)…

    On 7-12-13 in Las Vegas he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Alejandro Ochoa (3-3-1): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

    On 4-13-13 in New York, NY, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Diamond Baier (2-4-1): scored 40-36, 40-36, 40-34…

    On 2-23-13 in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Paul Velarde (3-2-3): Erick was cut over his left eye by a clash of heads in the 2nd round, but dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 40-36 on all three scorecards…

    He debuted at the age of 20 on 12-28-12 in Detroit, MI, he won by TKO (1st round) against Eric Ricker (3-11): Erick scored three knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:08…

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  • 2014

    on 12-20-14 in Phoenix, AZ, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Julio Sarinana (3-1-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Andy Ruiz-Sergei Liakhovich main event; Erick was cut over his left eye by a clash of heads in the 2nd round, but dominated most of the fight; scored 58-55 on all three scorecards…

    On 8-2-14 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (5th round, 2:46) against Pedro Toledo (2-1-2): the scheduled-6 rounder was on the undercard of the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves main event; Erick consistently landed the harder punches, steadily wore down Toledo, and scored a knockdown in the 4th round; he rocked Toledo with a series of punches in the 5th, Toledo’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:46…

    On 4-26-14 in Port Hueneme, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against José Gomez (3-6): the scheduled 6-rounder was on the undercard at the Oceanview Pavilion; Erick scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:58…

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  • 2015

    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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