This past Saturday, bantamweight prospect Asa Stevens was successful in his pro debut as he pounded out a four-round unanimous decision over veteran Francisco Bonilla at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Stevens, who is managed by Split-T Management under the guidance of Tim VanNewhouse, was impressive as he showed off the boxing skills that catapulted him to become a National Golden Gloves champion and World Amateur champion.
It shows that type of aspirations that Stevens has, as he took on a 17-fight veteran in Bonilla, who himself, has quality wins on his ledger.
Stevens of Waianae, Hawaii won by scores of 39-37 on all scorecards to open up his career at 1-0. Bonilla of Chihuahua, Mexico is 6-9-3.
“The fight was a good fight. I fought a 17- fight veteran, and he was tough. This was my 1st fight in over a year. I boxed well. I made him miss and made him pay. It was a good experience. We are only going to excel from here,” said Stevens.
Stevens is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.