Brazilian Welterweight Contender Mesquita is Now a Lion Heart

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Lion Heart Boxing Productions, Ltd inked Brazilian Welterweight Contender Antonio Mesquita (31-0). Mesquita, who was heavily courted, chose Lion Heart Boxing Productions out of the many top promotional companies after him.

Lion Heart Boxing Productions, Ltd proudly announced today that it has inked Brazilian Welterweight Contender Antonio Mesquita (31-0). Antonio Mesquita is a former Brazilian Light Welterweight Champion, a former WBO Latin America Junior Welterweight Champion and a former WBC Number Two ranked Junior Welterweight. He currently trains in Las Vegas and fights out of St. George, Utah.

Signing Antonio Mesquita was a great coup for Lion Heart Boxing Productions, Ltd., says company owner, Edward Mendy, “Undefeated in thirty-one professional wins, twenty-five wins by way of knockout, Mesquita is a top Welterweight contender and was ranked as high as number two in the world previous to taking a sabbatical from his career to tend to his family. We are very pleased that such an accomplished fighter as Antonio Mesquita decided to sign with Lion Heart Boxing Productions despite being heavily courted by other top promotional companies in the United States. Mesquita is a very skilled fighter and we have no doubt that Mesquita will have no trouble cleaning out the current pretenders in the division. We appreciate the vote of confidence Mesquita and his trainer Luiz Tapia have given us. Mesquita is ready and willing to fight any of the top fighters in the Welterweight division, including Ricky Hatton (40-0) who we challenged last month but have not heard a word from.”

Said Luis Tapia, “Many people tried to convince us not to work with Lion Heart Boxing Productions but we decided to go with Lion Heart Boxing Productions because we have faith in Ed Mendy’s vision for the company. We passed up many offers for more money because we value Ed Mendy’s personal touch and friendship. Personally, I am impressed by Mendy’s determination, love of Boxing, calmness in the face of adversity and the incessant professionalism he has shown us over the last few months Mesquita and I have had the opportunity to work with him.”

Luiz Tapia. Mesquita’s trainer, is the owner and operator of the Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas Nevada, and is the trainer and manager of over twenty fight top fighters including several champions and contenders. The Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym is one of the oldest and most storied gyms in Boxing.

Mesquita’s next fight is scheduled for May 13, 2006 at the Ogden Eccles Center in Ogden, Utah against an opponent to be announced.

About Lion Heart Boxing Productions

Lion Heart Boxing Productions, of New Orleans, Louisiana, through its operations and affiliates, is a global and integrated Boxing Promotions and Sports Entertainment Company, started in 2001 by Tax Attorney and Boxing enthusiast Edward Mendy. The Company has quickly developed a reputation as a producer of high quality fights and is well respected for its fair treatment of fighters and commitment to fighters’ rights. Lion Heart Boxing Productions is the promoter of the Thursday Night Fights series as well as the heavyweight fight series A Night of the Heavies.

Contact Information & Pictures Information

For more information about Lion Heart Boxing Productions, Ltd., or the Thursday Night Fights series, please call Lion Heart Boxing Productions Vice President of Media Relations, Charles Presnell at (775) 223-9102 or email him at cpresnell @ For print stories, JPEG photos of the fighters and events are available upon request. To contact Edward Mendy, Owner and Chief Financial Officer, call 917-605-0250, email him at ebmendy @, or write to him c/o of Lion Heart Boxing Productions, Ltd at 415 Argyle Road, Suite 5M, Brooklyn, NY 11218. You may also visit our website:

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