David McWater & Brian Cohen Boxing’s Busiest Managers!

By Ken Hissner - 11/30/2023 - Comments

David McWater, a graduate of NYU, once had over one hundred boxers under contract and today lists over fifty boxers.

Some of the fighters are former IBF Super Lightweight World champion Russian Ivan ‘The Beast’ Baranchyk, 20-3 with 13 stoppages, now out of Miami, OK.

WBO World Super Lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez, 19-1 with 13 stoppages out of Las Vegas, NV.

Former IBF North American and WBC USA Super Lightweight champion John ‘El Terrible’ Bauza, 17-1 with 7 stoppages from Puerto Rico now out of North Bergen, NJ.

Super Featherweight southpaw Mexican Erik De Leon, 20-0-1 with 12 stoppages out of Detroit, MI.

IBF USBA Welterweight champion Ukraine’s Ivan ‘The Volk’ Golub, 21-1 with sixteen stoppages out of Brooklyn, NY.

WBO NABO Welterweight champion southpaw Giovani ‘Gall de Oro’ Santillan, 32-0 with 17 stoppages out of San Diego, CA.

There are over thirty boxers who are undefeated, such as:

2020 Olympian Delante ‘Tiger’ Johnson, 10-0 with 5 stoppages out of Cleveland, OH.

Cruiserweight Joseph ‘Mack’ Williams, 14-0 with 9 stoppages out of Far Rockaway, Queens, NY.

Heavyweight Sonny ‘The Bronco’ Conto, 12-0 with 9 stoppages out of Philadelphia, PA.

David McWater: I think coming up we are very excited about who Teofimo ends up fighting; it will definitely be a big name in a big venue. Also, of course incredible to see if Giovani Santillan gets a shot at the Welter world title in his next fight.

Truly thrilled to have recently signed Brandun Lee, as well as a bumper crop of wonderful kids from this year’s Olympic cycle.

Having Brian with Split-T is a huge plus for us. Nobody knows more about or is more fully immersed in women’s boxing than Brian. He really is the vanguard of the sport. Even beyond that, his versatility is great for us, he can do any job in boxing and do it well.

Cohen is the former WBC Continental champion Brian Cohen, 15-2 with 14 stoppages out of Philadelphia, PA, now a manager for Empire Boxing with over twenty female boxers such as:

Former IBF World Super Lightweight champion Mary ‘Merciless’ McGee, 28-4 with 16 stoppages out of Gary, IND.

Former WBA World Bantamweight champion Jamie ‘The Miracle’ Mitchell, 9-1-2 with 5 stoppages out of Las Vegas, NV.

IBF World Bantamweight champion Ebanie Bridges, 9-1 with 4 stoppages out of New South Wales, Australia.

NABF Super Flyweight champion LeAnna ‘Bumblebee’ Cruz, 7-0 with no stoppages out of Allentown, PA.

Brian Cohen: My wife Kaylee Reese is a former 140 unified champ. Over my 14 years managing females, I have won over 40 titles

I am incredibly fortunate to be with Split T-Management. Notice I didn’t use the words working. When you truly do something you love. It’s not work and Dave has allowed me to literally live out my dream and immerse myself into boxing 24 hours a day and seven days a week. I am fortunate to have a man like Dave at the helm.

He’s not only a great leader and mentor, gives a great business perspective, and I can talk to him about everyday life. He also respects me and allows me to call audibles if need be.

2024 is going to be a big year for Split-T Boxing in both the male and female divisions. We have made a whole host of great additions to the family.