10-0-1, 6 KOs
Thomas Velasquez started boxing in an odd way. “It was a bet between me and my father’” said Velasquez”. He immediately found success as he learned by sparring with some of the best in the business, including Jaron “Boots” Ennis. He amassed an amateur record of 30-3 and became a PA State Golden Gloves champion. While a champion, many of the local fighters avoided boxing him in the amateurs. He had many stepovers which was frustrating.
Thomas saw the opportunity by turning professional and his career was on the upswing, amassing nine straight victories with five by way of knockout.
Suddenly a draw with Tyrome Jones and his career slowed down to almost a standstill. “There were a lot of distractions. I didn’t know what to do with my career.” stated Velasquez. “I had two kids to take care of. I wasn’t being moved. It was a blessing in disguise though. I had to learn outside of the ring. it made me a stronger person. I took those as lessons and have grown so much.
Velasquez bounced back with a 3rd round knockout of rugged veteran Gustavo Molina (24-21,16 KOs).
“I have matured a lot. Faith and Hope, my two 3 year old twin daughters have become a driving force for me. I am fighting for them and It has really motivated me.
I am ready and prepared to fight under the lights again. I did not know how much I would miss it. I have a great team behind me in Hard Hitting Promotions and I am trained by Hamza Muhammad, who also trains Philly’s only world champion Stephen “Scooter” Fulton.
I will be at my best on fight night against Victor Padilla on SHOBOX: The NEW GENERATION on March 10th.