Featherweight Bryan “Latino” Acosta has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Sampson Boxing.

Acosta (20-0, 8 KOs), born in Hermosillo, Mexico, and raised in the United States until age 9, is a slick boxer and skilled counterpuncher. 

Now 25, Acosta turned professional in 2016 and won his first title, the WBC Continental Americas featherweight championship, with a 10th-round TKO over fellow Mexican Benito Sanchez Garcia in May 2022.

Another significant victory for Acosta doesn’t appear on his official record because of the IBA’s unsteady standing: On April 6, Acosta dropped and knocked out fellow prospect Alberto “Impacto” Melian of Argentina in the eighth round in what was deemed an exhibition match but was, by all accounts, a thrilling back-and-forth.

“I knew that knocking out Melian would open doors for me, and now I’m signing with Sampson [Lewkowicz],” Acosta said. “He will take me on the right path and get me the necessary fights to become world champion. I’m looking forward to continuing my march to the top, now with the right team at my side.”

Acosta’s trainer, Alfredo Caballero, said the timing was right for his fighter to make a move.

“I am very happy to work together with Sampson Boxing,” said Caballero. “I had waited for the opportunity, and I know that God’s timing is perfect, and this is the right time to sign.”

“Bryan Acosta is a future world champion, with a fan-friendly style that the audiences will love,” Lewkowicz said. “I’m happy to be working with him and his team, and look forward to helping this young man achieve his goal of becoming a world champion.”

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