Heavyweight Contender Moses Johnson Signs Agreement with Salita

signing of hard-hitting undefeated heavyweight Moses “ThunderHands” Johnson to a promotional agreement.
-A +A

Photo: YouTube

DETROIT – November 22, 2022 – Salita Promotions, the promotional company headed by former longtime contender Dmitriy Salita, has added another intriguing heavyweight contender to their growing stable with the signing of hard-hitting undefeated heavyweight Moses “ThunderHands” Johnson to a promotional agreement.

Johnson (9-0-1, 7 KOs), who recently won an eye-catching hard-fought majority decision over highly-touted prospect Elvis Garcia on SHOWTIME, joins the likes of top contenders Jermaine Franklin, Otto Wallin, George Arias, Kolbeinn Kristinsson and Jarell “Big Baby” Miller in the growing Salita stable of big men.

“I’m extremely happy to be joining Salita Promotions and I can’t wait to get back in the ring and continue my climb to the heavyweight championship,” said Johnson. “I want to thank Dmitriy for believing in my abilities. I’m confident that he’s going to put me in the best position possible to achieve my dream.”

“Moses Johnson is an exciting fighter in the ring with an extremely engaging personality that makes him the total package as a prizefighter. He’s the perfect addition to the Salita Promotions team and he has all the tools necessary to become heavyweight champion of the world,” said Salita. “I’m honored that he’s entrusted me with getting him to that mountain top. He showed in his last fight that he has all the potential in the world. Now it’s just about continuing to take it fight by fight and letting his considerable physical tools and enormous heart lead the way.”

An all-around multi-sport athlete, the 30-year-old Johnson grew up in Huntington, a town in Long Island, New York, and found his love for the challenges of boxing in his mid-teens. He fights out of the Atlas Cops and Kids Boxing gym in Brooklyn and is trained by the well-respected brother duo of Aureliano and Jimmy Sosa. Surprisingly nimble despite his 6’ 2” height and substantial 260-lb. frame, Johnson’s activity rate and fluid combination punching to the head and body allow him to outwork opponents, while his respectable power keeps them at bay.

Johnson caught the boxing world’s attention in his first nationally televised showcase in October, by besting four-time Oregon Golden Gloves champion Garcia in an entertaining slugfest on SHOBOX: The New Generation at Bally’s Atlantic City Casino and Resort. Despite coming in as the underdog, Johnson’s accuracy and advantages in mobility carried him to victory by scores of 77-75 (twice) and 76-76.

Driven by his dream to win a heavyweight championship, Johnson is a prolific worker in the gym, and has sparred with many of the best heavyweights in the world, including fellow prospect Jared “Big Baby” Anderson.

“I’m in the gym working every day because I know that I have to push myself if I want to become the best,” said Johnson. “Adding Salita Promotions to my team will give me every opportunity to fulfill my potential. Now, it’s up to me to go in that ring and lay it all out there each and every time. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.”

Salita Promotions was founded in 2010 by Dmitriy Salita, a professional boxer and world-title challenger who saw the need for a promotional entity to feature boxing's best young prospects and established contenders in North America and around the world. Viewers watching fighters on worldwide television networks including SHOWTIME, HBO, ESPN, Spike TV, Universal Sports Network, UFC Fight Pass, DAZN, ESPN+ and MSG have enjoyed Salita Promotions fight action in recent years. We pride ourselves on offering our fighters opportunities inside and outside the ring. Salita Promotions looks forward to continuing to grow and serve the needs of fight fans around the globe.

Also Check Out...

The 1st Annual Miami Black College Expo
Miami Black College Expo
President Joe Biden brought dignity back to the White House and pride back to the nation.
Lincoln Project Gives Biden Thumbs
Greg McKenzie, a former correctional officer, obstructed an investigation into the smuggling of a firearm into the MCC
NY Correctional Officer Sentenced
COPS Office Tuesday announced the completion of a Roadmap for Implementation for the Columbus Division of Police
DOJ Releases ‘Roadmap’ To
scoring championships and records, I’m telling you, that was never on my mind.”
NBA Scoring King: LeBron Passes
Ongoing redistricting fights mean voters in some states may encounter fairer or more gerrymandered maps in the next election.
How Voting Districts Could Change