Birth date: November 15, 1997
Birth place: Midland, Texas
Division: Super Featherweight
Height: 5'8" / 173cm
Junior lightweight Michael Dutchover is a top-flight prospect from Midland, Texas who signed with Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions in October 2016.
The Texas native won numerous regional tournaments as an amateur and was a runner up at the 2016 National Golden Gloves competition in the 132-pound division. He enters the professional ranks well prepared having gone 130-17 in the unpaid arena.
“I felt an overwhelming amount of joy when I was signing my contract,” said Dutchover, who is managed and trained by Danny Zamora. “I’ve been doing this since I was eight years old. This is just the beginning. I’m going to work hard to become a world champion. That’s all I want.”
“We are very pleased with the addition of Michael Dutchover,” said Ken Thompson, president at Thompson Boxing. “Michael brings a dynamic fighting style to the ring. It’s going to be exciting watching his career take off.”
Dutchover turend professional on a Thompson Boxing card on Friday, Oct. 21. Dutchover started his career with a third round knockout over Cesar Partida.
He worked off an effective jab that allowed him to land crisp power shots. In the third, he connected on a crushing combination that resulted in the fight’s only knockdown. Partida survived the round, but was not allowed to come out for the fourth and final round.
“Partida was a tough opponent,” said Dutchover after the fight. “He took a lot of quality punches. I was able to drop him in the third and I knew he was hurt. It feels great to start my career with a knockout win.”
Dutchover has since improved his record to 5-0, 4 KOs. He relocated to Santa Fe Springs, Calif. to take advantage of the Los Angeles area sparring.
“The sparring in Los Angeles is exceptional,” said Dutchover. “I’ve had an opportunity to mix it up with Petr Petrov and Ruben Villa. I see so many different styles that I think it’s going to speed my development.”
Dutchover was born on Nov. 15, 1997.