Glover Teixeira, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
I am so proud of Fernely and so proud to be part of this. I’ve known Fernely Jr., forever and we are going to work hard and stay focused. He has been helping my boxing so much and last Saturday you saw it. I’m 42 years old and training with an 18-year-old. His speed is crazy.
Gino Limeri, Bulldog Promotions
Proud to be part of this. Fernely Jr., has a great team behind him and a great manager.
We have one goal to make him champion and I promise Danbury we will be back to do some promotions here.
Greg Cohen, Bulldog Promotions
we are honored that the Feliz family has embraced us and made us part of their family.
I’ve been fortunate to work with a number of heavyweight world champions and countless contenders. Right now, the sport is experiencing a resurgence in the heavyweight division. I’m sure everybody saw the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilders fight a few weeks ago. It was reminiscent of the glory days of heavyweight boxing. I don’t want to put too much pressure on this young man, but He reminds me of a young Cassius Clay. He’s amazingly talented. There’s maybe even a little Prince Naseem Hamed in him. I have not seen a heavyweight move like he does. He’s fast and he’s strong.
I’m happy to announce that Fernely’s professional debut against (New York’s) Stephen Kirnon (2-3-1, 1 KO) will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC., presented by Christy Martin Promotions. That will be the kickoff of what I believe will be an unbelievable career. I know everybody thinks of him as Danbury’s champion. It’s my job to make him world champion.
Steven Heid, Ringleader Boxing Management
Today is a huge day. This kid, I can’t say enough about. He’s a two-time national champion, a Ringside World Champion, a Sugar BERT National Champ. It’s an honor to be with him and his family. They are beautiful people. My goal is to make this kid a champion. He loves this community. For me, it’s an honor. Thank you very much. Big things are coming to Danbury!
Fernely Feliz Sr.
I’m so emotional. One thing I always say. Live your dream and don’t give up your dreams. Don’t listen to negative people or doubters. It’s going to be tough. You guys are going to be happy when you can go and support Fernely Jr.
I have helped a lot of champions be successful and I’m so happy to say this kid here will be very difficult for the heavyweight division. I’m not here to try and sell him. You will see yourselves. He’s a difficult guy to fight. In my prime, I couldn’t deal with him. He’s hard to hit. The type of fighter that will remind you of Cassius Clay so much. You think you have him and it’s impossible to touch him.
So happy to be part of this. I couldn’t be any prouder. It’s a dream come true. My eyes are going to get watery. This dream is going forward. You have no idea what’s coming. Danbury will be recognized by the world. We make killers here. This is a fighting town.
Danbury Mayor-elect Dean Esposito
What an honor for me to be here today for the city of Danbury and the champions we have here. Glover puts Danbury on the map. FF is the next champion coming out of Danbury. He’s an excellent young man with a bright future and the next champ from Danbury and I’m proud of him. Thank you so much for making me a part of this.