An amazing 2015 continued on February 20 for fast-rising Canadian lightweight contender Tony "Lightning" Luis (19-2, 7 KOs), as he and fiance Manon Latulippe welcomed the birth of their first child, a son named Miguel, on February 20.
Born at 6 lbs 14 oz, Luis says baby Miguel is healthy and beautiful.
"I named him after Miguel Cotto, always loved the name for a boy," explained Luis. "When we told the family we were going with the name Miguel, my sister got emotional. I said 'what's wrong?' She said 'You didn't know? The last couple years before mom passed, she said she wished she would have had another boy and named him Miguel. I thought for sure that's why you picked it?' I said 'No. My favorite fighter is Miguel Cotto.' So, it was like my mom had a hand in this."
Baby Miguel is the latest in a hot string of victories this year for Luis, who also picked up the WBC Continental Americas lightweight title and ruined the undefeated record of IBF #15 rated Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-1, 9 KOs), in January, by way of an upset 10-round unanimous decision. A huge underdog, Luis surprised everyone but himself by dominating Dargan.
27-year-old Luis, from Cornwall, Ontario, says that so far fatherhood has been wonderful.
"I have no complaints. There are late nights and he's crying and stuff, but I'm very lucky because I've been on midnights all week, so I'm gone all night and I'm with him during the day. Manon has been great about it. She lets me sleep to train twice a day and work all night. I'm very lucky and blessed to have a partner like her."
About Greg Cohen Promotions
One of boxing's premier promotional outfits, Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) is a well-respected name for staging world-class professional boxing events and promoting elite professional fighters throughout the world.
Founder and CEO Greg Cohen has been involved with professional boxing in various capacities since the late 1980s, honing his craft and establishing himself as a shrewd international boxing businessman.
Distinguished by his ability to spot and develop raw talent, Cohen made headlines for his expert guidance of, among many others, former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout, who Cohen helped guide from unknown New Mexico prospect to elite pay-per-view level superstar.
In addition to Trout, Greg Cohen Promotions has worked with established names such as former unified and two-time heavyweight champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman (50-8-2, 41 KOs); and all-time-great multiple-weight class world champion James "Lights Out" Toney (74-7-3, 45 KOs).
Current world-rated contenders in the GCP roster include Arash Usmanee, universally recognized as a top-10 super featherweight; former WBA International Middleweight Champion and world-rated middleweight contender Jarrod Fletcher; top-rated featherweight Joel Brunker; cruiserweight Lateef Kayode; Canadian lightweight and TV action hero Tony Luis, and WBA and five-time Irish National Amateur Champion, Dennis Hogan; and Rising Welterweight sensation Cecil McCalla.
Greg Cohen Promotions has hosted world-class boxing events in the finest venues throughout the United States and the world and has also proudly provided talent and/or content for several television networks including HBO, Showtime, ESPN, NBC Sports Network, MSG and FOX Sports Net.
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