Friday, March 31, 2023  |


Joseph Adorno signs with Top Rank Promotions

Photo credit: Top Rank Promotions
Fighters Network

Junior lightweight Joseph Adorno is the latest prospect to sign with Top Rank Promotions, the Las Vegas-based promotional company announced Friday afternoon.

Adorno, who is only 17 years of age, made his pro debut this last Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, stopping Guy Newman at 1:37 of the opening round.

“I can do it all in the ring but my main plan is to stay calm, use my jab and a lot of hard combinations,” said Adorno, who boasted an amateur record of 178-22. “If I have to box, I box. If I have to go get the fight, I go get the fight.”

Earlier this year, Top Rank signed Olympians Teofilo Lopez, Robson Conceicao and Michael Conlan. Lopez and Conceicao won their pro debuts on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. Conlan is scheduled to make his pro debut on March 17.

Top Rank also announced Adorno, who was born in Union City, New Jersey and now resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania, will be trained by Robert Garcia.

After working out in both of his gyms in Southern California, Garcia has been impressed with Adorno’s maturity and skill-set in the ring.

“He has great skills with a beautiful left hook to the body,” Garcia told RingTV Tuesday afternoon. “This kid has all the tools to become the next Puerto Rican-American star.

“He’s got a bright future. I’m looking forward to his future in boxing.”



Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.



Struggling to locate a copy of RING magazine? Try here or…



You can subscribe to the print and digital editions of RING magazine by clicking the banner or here. You can also order the current issue, which is on newsstands, or back issues from our subscribe page. On the cover this month: THE RING 100.