Philly’s unbeaten southpaw lightweight Jeremy “King” Cuevas is an old school fighter who comes to destroy. He has gone through ten opponents since his debut two years ago this month. The 22 year-old Cuevas, 11-0 (8), is trained by Tony Bersani and trains in South Philly at the Marion Anderson Recreation Center and another gym at 28th and Dickison in Gray’s Ferry section of Philly. He recently sparred with Philly’s only world champion Tevin “American Idol” Farmer the IBF World Super Featherweight champ.
Turning professional on October 28th he stopped three of his first four opponents and shut out the other 40-36. In his fifth fight he stopping veteran Benin’s Justin Savi, 31-13-2, out of Silver Spring, MD, in three rounds at the SugarHouse Casino in Philly.
Cuevas has fought for Hard Hitting Promotions and all his fights except one which was at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Two were at the Fillmore. Three were at South Philly’s 2300 Arena where his last fight was against Allentown’s Jerome Rodriguez 7-9-3, taking an easy decision. “Jeremy is a good listener and easy to work with,” said Bersani.
In March of this year Cuevas went the distance with PR’s Efrain Cruz, 4-4-1, with all scores 59-55 at the Fillmore. In February he stopped Mike Fowler, 6-12, of Milwaukee, WI, in four rounds, in May PR’s Hector Marengo, 7-11-4, was stopped in two rounds and in August he knocked out Uganda’s Deo Kizito, 3-3, in the sixth and last round.
KEN HISSNER: Has Tony Bersani always been your trainer? If not who else?
JEREMY CUEVAS: I started off with another for four amateur fights before going with Tony.
KEN HISSNER: What professionals besides world champion Farmer have you sparred with since turning professional?
JEREMY CUEVAS: Southpaw Vincent Floyd, WBA Super Featherweight champ, Gervonta Davis in his camp in Palm Beach, FL, and I learned a lot. I learned quite a bit in sparring several times with Tevin Farmer.
KEN HISSNER: Do you feel every time you fight you are looking for the knockout?
JEREMY CUEVAS: Not looking for it per say but I just want to hurt them.
KEN HISSNER: I always look forward to seeing you fight because you are an exciting fighter.
JEREMY CUEVAS: Thanks Ken.