How Much is Yahu “Rock” Blackwell Worth?
Yahu “Rock” Blackwell, at first glance, may not appear to be the typical Hebrew boxer. With his charming smile and gravitating personality, Blackwell possesses an excellent marketing value that’s missing from most young fighters.
Following in the footsteps of the great Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Sugar Ray Leonard; Blackwell’s fast, hard hitting style has taken the now cruiser weight to the position of becoming a multi million dollar attraction. A soon force to be reckoned with in his weight class, his constant reinvention and ring activity has turned Blackwell into an extremely exciting fighter to watch.
A good looking, exciting Hebrew boxer who wins in impressive fashion, Blackwell possesses all the traits necessary to make himself a marketing goldmine. Even better, he has a sizeable fan base and is set to fight on a premier network in the coming months.
Blackwell’s reputation is based not only off of his explosive speed and punching power, but largely due to his boxing prowess. His unique combination of breathtaking speed and in-ring comfort with devastating punching power has led to many observers to peg him as a star on the rise.
Yahu lost his 2009 pro debut, when less than stellar management resulted in Blackwell breaking his right hand, and reaching life-threatening levels of dehydration; as he dropped 30+ pounds of water weight and muscle to try to achieve a 154 pound weight limit. The bout was stopped by the ring doctor when he examined Blackwell.
In 2013 Blackwell signed with a new management team, which has resulted in a his career skyrocketing. Team Blackwell traveled over seas and competed in the International Boxing League; A professional boxing tournament outside of the traditional ABC. There he compiled an impressive record of 15-0, winning the WBU novice world championship.
Due to his great success in the IBL. On March 5th, 2014, it was announced by CEO and chairman Don “Moose” Lewis that Yahu Rock Blackwell was ranked 10th in their world rankings for WBU and IBU titles.
With Everything moving in the right direction for Blackwell, on September 18th 2014 Blackwell signed a deal with Comcast Sports Net recently, which will allow all of his fights to be aired in 50 million homes nationwide. Blackwell has also spent time training with Floyd Mayweather Sr. and the Mayweather boxing family.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg for the future superstar, 2016 is set to be a remarkable year. The champ is making his return back to the ABC 2016 in the cruiser weight division. Yahu “Rock” Blackwell will be making his return to the ABC when he faces Oklahoma’s Christopher Renty in a cruiser weight bout Saturday August 20th, 2016 at the Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton, OKC. The cruiser weight fight will be televised on Comcast Sports Net (CSN).
With marquee older stars beginning to burn out, boxing is in dire need of a fresh batch of money making fighters to beef up the elite ranks of the sport. In today’s world where exciting and marketable fighters are boxing’s biggest stars, Yahu Blackwell is primed to continue the tradition. With all of his focus set on giving boxing fans powerhouse performances and remaining active in the ring, the sky is the limit for this up and coming star.
- Height: 5’10
- Weight: 200 lbs
- Expected Net Worth for 2017: $1.2 Million