Toro Promotions signs Undefeated Austin Brooks Brooks goes from homeless to Super Featherweight prospect

LOS ANGELES – Toro Promotions, Inc. has signed undefeated Austin Brooks (12-0, 5 KOs), the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental USA Super Featherweight Champion, to an exclusive promotional contract.

Brooks, 28, has traveled on a particularly rough journey through the years, overcoming many obstacles, including homelessness, to become a legitimate boxing prospect.

“I felt that Toro treated me the best and showed me the most respect of any promoter,” Brooks explained why he signed with Toro. “I needed to sign with a promoter to get my career going. It’s tough being a free agent. Toro believes in me like I do, others didn’t. Signing with Toro is a good choice for me.”

“Both Toro Promotions and Sheer Sports management see Austin Brooks as the embodiment of the American Dream,” Toro Promotions president Azat Torosyan commented. “We are in agreement that he has been overlooked and is capable of accomplishing tremendous things in the sport and we will stop at nothing to help him in his quest.”

Born in Idaho, Brooks lived in multiple cities in five different states, but now he’s happy to be settled down living in San Diego.

“I was raised by a single parent, and she did her best, but we had a lot of ups and downs,” Brooks explained. “It made me tougher; moving from school to school, I had my fair share of fights. I lived out of my car and in foster homes, but I wouldn’t change anything. Looking back, it made me who I am. and the love of this sport pulled me through because I felt it could help me be somebody. I’ve had a lot of good experiences and met a lot of good people.”

Brooks watches a lot of fights, particularly old-school classics, and the first boxer that he picked things up from was Roy Jones, Jr., along with James Toney and Pernell Whitaker. His goals include positioning himself for a world title shot in late 2025, early 2026.

Trained by Basheer Abdullah, Brooks is managed by Sheer Sports, a highly respected management group specializing in boxing.

Brooks, 28, defends his super featherweight title on June 15headlining “EQC Fight Night,” presented by Toro Promotions, Inc. in association with Whitfield Boxing, at the famed Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) in Tacoma, Washington.

Brooks captured his World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental USA belt in his last fight when he knocked out previously unbeaten Cuban boxer Jose Manuel Izaguirre (7-0. 3 KOs) in the seventh round this past February 10th in Long Beach, California. Brooks, a southpaw, has fought only once at EQC, which ended in a six-round technical knockout of Anthony Chavez (11-3-1) on August 26, 2023.

In his Toro debut on June 15th, Brooks will make his first title defense against 2015 Armenian Olympian Aram “Warrior” Avagyan (11-1-2, 5 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

“He (Avagyan) will be my best opponent so far,” Brooks noted. “He’s tough and experienced. I treat every fight as just my next fight and treat all my opponents the same. Right now, I’m focused 100-percent on doing what I should to be great.”



Austin Brooks (12-0, 5 KOs), Champion, San Diego, CA


Aram “Warrior” Avagyan (11-1-2, 5 KOs), Challenger, Burbank, CA by way of Armenia


Tsotne Rogava (8-0, 7 KOs), Marina del Rey, CA by way of Ukraine & Georgia


Jon Bolden (10-13-1, 7 KOs), Seattle, WA


Kinsley “The Black Lion” Ibeh (12-2-1, 10 KOs), Phoenix, AZ by way of Nigeria


Juan Torres (11-6-1, 4 KOs), Cypress, TX


Nilo Guerrero (8-0, 7 KOs), Coachella, CA by way of Nicaragua


Diuhi “Elegante” Olguin (16-37-7, 10 KOs)


Nathan “Superman” Stolen (1-0, 1 KO), Hoquiam, WA


Julio Munoz, Jr. (0-0-1), Tucson, AZ


Agustin Tovar (1-0, 0 KOs)



(Card subject to change)

Tickets are on sale now for $70.00 and $45.00 and may be purchased online at or by calling (253) 594-7777.  Tickets purchased at the Emerald Queen Shop are eligible for up to a 20-discount, plus no taxes or processing fees. Must be 21 years of age to attend. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. PT, first bout at 7 p.m. PT.


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