The website recently reported that Danbury's hometown hero, USA National Champion, and #1 amateur super heavyweight Fernely Feliz Jr. has made it official that he will pursue a professional boxing career.

He recently signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bulldog Boxing Promotions, and his first fight has been scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2021, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

On November 4, friends, family, fans, and Danbury dignitaries came together at the Danbury Sports Dome as Fernely Feliz Jr. made the official announcement that he was going pro by signing with Bulldog Boxing Promotions.

Danbury Mayor-elect, Dean Esposito stood at the podium to make the announcement accompanied by Feliz's father and his trainer, Fernely Feliz Sr. along with the new UFC Champion, Glover Teixeira who calls Danbury his adopted home. Here is part of what Fernely Feliz Jr. had to say about his father's support during the announcement;

My father is a master of his craft and he’s a role model my whole life. He’s a master. It’s crazy. He knows the game inside and out and he’s the reason I’m here today. All due to my father.

The Feliz Family of Fighters - Ali, Fernely Sr. and Fernely Jr.
The Feliz Family of Fighters - Ali, Feliz Sr., and Feliz Jr. - Photo Courtesy of Feliz Jr. FB Page...

During his boxing career, Feliz Sr. went 23-9 with 16 knockouts, and he boxed as a heavyweight from 1993-2008. In his amateur career, Feliz Jr. compiled a 30-2 record and was rated the number one super heavyweight in the country and a five-time Golden Gloves winner.

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