Mexican-American heavyweight hope Gerald Washington is intent on making waves in 2014 after spending the last two years serving his apprenticeship and racking up ten straight wins in the process.
The 31 year-old, who made NFL practice squads before turning his hand to boxing, fights again this coming Friday night at Fantasy Springs against Arron Lyons on the undercard of former world champion Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage’s return bout against Joey ‘Twinkle Fingers’ Hernandez.
‘El Gallo Negro’ has big plans with legendary boxing figure Al Haymon backing up his career and aims to make another statement this weekend after scoring some stunning knockouts in previous contests.
“I just want the world to know that I am coming to take over the throne,” Washington told World Boxing News.
“I am putting in my work and earning my stripes. I look forward to bringing pride back to the heavyweight division and proving I am the King of the Jungle. ‘El Gallo Negro’ is a champion in the making and on the rise!”
Washington certainly has all the physical attributes to make it to the top of the sport as the Californian powerhouse stands almost 6ft 6ins tall and regularly weighs in between 245 and 250lbs.
As the former US Navy recruit showed in his demolition job on undefeated prospect Jerry Forrest this past August, Washington has fast hands, along with power in either fist, and now has his sights firmly set on those boxers at the higher end of the rankings.
“I know they worked their way up there, but I am busting down the door. I am ready to rock!” announced Washington.
“I am just waiting on my team to put me in place. I am signed with Al Haymon and I have all faith in him that he can put me in position for a title.
“I definitely see myself beating all the top American heavyweights. No one will stand in my way. But like I said before, I have to put in my work and earn my stripes and everything else will take care of itself.
“I am bringing a lot to the table. I work hard and prepare very well. I’m your guy…trust me!”
Check out the video below of Gerald Washington’s knockout win over Jerry Forrest