Heavyweight standout Jeremiah Milton turning professional, signs with Victory Sports & Entertainment

Amateur heavyweight standout Jeremiah Milton is turning professional.

The 2020 Olympic Trials silver medalist has has signed a managerial agreement with Victory Sports & Entertainment (VSE), which is known for their work with former two-division world champion Badou Jack.

Milton, 25, explained to FightNights.com his decision to turn pro.

"I am leaning towards turning professional (instead of fighting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics) because it fits some of my priorities right now," Milton said. "I am expecting my first child in March, which is actually the same week as the Olympic qualifiers."

When asked if there were any challenges to being in a relationship during the transition from amateur to pro, Milton was candid.

"Plenty," he admitted. "Boxing is a marriage in itself; she can take a lot away from you."

Milton, who was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is considered one of the best American heavyweight prospects to come out of the amateurs, would like his pro career to go at a fast pace.

"I am a fighter at heart," he asserted. "If you put somebody in front of me, you give me the date, time, and location, we'll get the fight done.

"Of course, I'll work with my team and we'll come up with a proper game plan, but I just want to fight."

VSE was started by Mike Leonardi and renowned boxing attorney Rick Torres. Together, the duo also guided Jose Pedraza to his second world title.

"Mike is all things boxing and I respect that," Milton said. "He keeps his fighters happy and he does his best to stay educated on the boxing scene."

Milton, who attended Northeastern State University after high school, is also a boxing trainer at San Miguel Middle School in Tulsa.

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