Towering 6’7” heavyweight Ricardo “Big 12” Brown joins United Boxing Promotions after realizing his amateur boxing dream of representing Jamaica at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A Pan-Am Games bronze medalist, Brown boasts an amateur acumen with a professional style, sure to please even the ficklest of fight fans. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Brown is now training and fighting out of Canada, under the watchful eye of fellow Jamaican Dewith Frazier.
Over the years, Canada has been home base for numerous boxers of Jamaican heritage. Lennox Lewis, of course, reached the pinnacle of professional pugilism, becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. During the same era, however, there was also Toronto’s Donovan “Razor” Ruddock and Halifax’s Trevor Berbick, both of whom were counted among the elite big men of the day. Both fell to HOFer Mike Tyson, who Lewis later stopped to retain the IBF, WBC, and WBA titles. Ruddock was the last of this trio to retire, hanging up his gloves in 2015 after a brief comeback. The mantle is now passed to Brown.