Vito Mielnicki Jr.

Vito Mielnicki Jr

“White Magic”

RECORD

8 - 1 - 0

KOs

5

Weight 146.8 lbs (66.36 kg)

Age 18

Home Roseland, New Jersey,

Complete Stats

Turning pro at only 17 years old, Vito Mielnicki Jr. is a young welterweight prospect with tons of potential. Read Bio

Last Fight

loss vs James Martin

Apr 17, 2021 / Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles, California

Previously unbeaten prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. suffers first-ever career loss to James Martin by way of MD.

Latest News

Vito Mielnicki Jr. News
Harrison vs. PerrellaPBC Boxing Video
Apr 18, 2021 / Harrison vs Perrella, Tony Harrison, Bryant Perrella, Omar Juarez, Vito Mielnicki Jr., Efetobar Apochi, Chavez Barrientes, Darwin Price

Tony Harrison and Bryant Perrella Battle to a Split Draw

A see-saw affair ends in a draw as both Harrison and Perrella gave as good as they got Saturday night on FOX.

Vito Mielnicki Jr.PBC Boxing Video
Apr 15, 2021 / Vito Mielnicki Jr.

Vito Mielnicki: Top Five Best Moments

A look back at the young career of the rising unbeaten welterweight prospect ahead of his showdown versus James Martin Saturday night on FOX PBC Fight Night.

Tony Harrison
Mar 31, 2021 / The PBC Podcast, Tony Harrison, Vito Mielnicki Jr.

This Week on The PBC Podcast: Tony Harrison & Vito Mielnicki Jr.

The former world super welterweight champion and the unbeaten welterweight prospect discuss their ring return Saturday, April 17 on FOX PBC Fight Night.

Fights

Vito Mielnicki Jr. Fights

Loss vs James Martin 6-2-0

Apr 17, 2021 Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles, California

Vito Mielnicki Jr. LOSES to James Martin by MD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Noe Lopez 10-3-1

Feb 27, 2021 Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles, California

Mielnicki vs Lopez WINS against Noe Lopez by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Noe Alejandro Lopez 10-3-1

Feb 27, 2021 Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Vito Mielnicki Jr WINS against Noe Alejandro Lopez by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Steven Pulluaim 5-2-0

Dec 05, 2020 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA

Vito Mielnicki Jr WINS against Steven Pulluaim by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Chris Rollins 3-1-0

Aug 08, 2020 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA

Vito Mielnicki Jr WINS against Chris Rollins by KO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Corey Champion 1-2-0

Feb 22, 2020 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Vito Mielnicki Jr WINS against Corey Champion by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Preston Wilson 6-3-1

Jan 18, 2020 Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Vito Mielnicki Jr WINS against Preston Wilson by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Marklin Bailey 6-5-0

Nov 23, 2019 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Vito Mielnicki Jr WINS against Marklin Bailey by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Caleb Bailey 0-1-0

Sep 20, 2019 La Hacienda Event Center, Midland, Texas, USA

Vito Mielnicki Jr WINS against Caleb Bailey by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Tamarcus Smith 2-2-0

Jul 13, 2019 Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Vito Mielnicki Jr WINS against Tamarcus Smith by KO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Vito Mielnicki Jr “White Magic”

  • WINS 8
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 5

Weight 146.8 lbs (66.36 kg)

Height 6'0" (1.83 m)

Reach 70" (178 cm)

  • Born

    May 10, 2002
  • Age

    18
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Belleville, NJ
  • Trains in

    Roseland, NJ
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    31
  • KO Percentage

    55.56%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Vito Mielnicki Jr Bio

One of the hottest prospects in the game, Vito Mielnicki Jr. will continue the storied tradition of the great welterweight division. Mielnicki's blend of skill and athleticism made him one of the most popular amateurs in the United States. As a pro, he's doing the same, turning in performances with a flair that is sure to make him a crossover star.

An Old School Mentality

Don't let the "Boy Next Door" looks fool you. Vito Mielnicki, Jr. isn't your typical "Boy Next Door."

Vito Mielnicki Jr. is an athlete. He is a fighter. Not just any fighter; a fighter who brings rare intangibles. A. He has ability, and B. He has Marketability. 

Vito’s story begins in the town of Newark, New Jersey.  Mielnicki Jr. found The Jamar Carter Gym that was in the basement of a church at the age of seven, and never looked back.  

Mielnicki trained at some of the toughest and roughest gyms in New Jersey, such Elite Heat and Boylan Rec, both in Newark. He began his amateur career fighting against the best fighters from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore at the Upton Boxing Gym in Baltimore. He was a frequent travel partner with current world champion Gervonta Davis, Otha Jones III and Olympic silver medal winner and top contender Shakur Stevenson.

Mielnicki performed at a high-level, soaring in the national rankings as he dominated each weight class. His amateur career record now reads an astonishing 147-22 and he was the four-time Junior National Golden Gloves champion (2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015). In 2011, he was named the Most Outstanding Boxer in the tournament.   

Mielnicki was a Silver Gloves National champion in 2015 & 2016; Ringside World Champion in 2012 and 2014; United States Junior National Champion in 2017-2018 and was a member of the High Performance 2017-2018 USA National Team in the welterweight division.

He won his 1st National Championship and was trained by Walli Moses. In his young career, Mielnicki has been trained by Hall of Famers Virgil Hill and James “Buddy” McGirt. 

"He has a very bright future, and he is a great kid. The sky is the limit for Vito," said McGirt.

"He is a humble young athlete, who was a phenomenal athlete, who was a football player when he was younger. He will be an outstanding professional," said Hill.

Mielnicki has competed all over the world in places such as Canada, Serbia, Spain, England, and Puerto Rico. He compiled an international record of 10-2 and won the Quebec Cup in 2015.

Turning Bad Into Good

Mielnicki’s decision to turn pro was solidified after a great performance in Spain where he ended up on the wrong end of a bad decision.

"I believe my performance in Spain was one of the best I have had, and I could not get a decision. I feel that I have a professional style, and based on some of these decisions, I can see that it is more for the pros then the amateurs," said Mielnicki.

"My body is maturing, and it was only a matter of time anyway.  I had my mind pretty much made up before we went to Spain, but that fight solidified it."

The 5-foot-11 Mielnicki has had the opportunity to measure himself against some emerging professionals.

"I think that has been big for me.  I have worked with the likes of Adam Lopez and Thomas Mattice, and that has definitely helped me."

"I have been wanting to turn professional for a long time.  This has been a goal and dream for me, and I know that I can do big things.  I have to see where my debut will happen.  We are looking to see under which promotional banner and on what card this will happen, but I know when I do fight in New Jersey, I will be very popular and will have a tremendous amount of support."

Managed by Anthony Catanzaro and trained Muhammad Salaam and Dwyke Flemmings, Mielnicki made his professional debut in Newark’s Prudential Center on July 13, 2019, as a welterweight. He scored a knockout in 76 seconds of the first round.

Mielnicki hopped back in the ring on September 20, 2019, knocking out Caleb Bailey in one round at La Hacienda Event Center in Midland, Texas. Then on November 23, Mielnicki fought on the undercard of the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz world title rematch at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mielnicki shined, stopping Marklin Bailey in two.

Mielnicki kicked off 2020 on January 18, facing Preston Wilson at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was extended the distance for the first time in his career, showing a veteran’s composure as he won a four-round unanimous decision. All three judges had it a shutout, 40-36. 

On Saturday, February 22, Mielnicki returned to the ring against Corey Champion in welterweight action. The bout was part of the stacked undercard on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, live on pay-per-view. Mielnicki dominated, dropping Champion in the second and winning a wide unanimous decision by scores of 40-34, 40-35 and 40-35.

Mielnicki vs. Rollins: August 8, 2020 (PBC on FS1)

Continuing to Roll

On August 8, 2020, Mielnicki returned versus Chris Rollins on FS1 PBC Fight Night from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  Mielnicki made short work of Chris Rollins, registering a second-round TKO in their scheduled six-round welterweight contest. 

A right in the second drove Rollins (3-2, 2 KOs) across the ring. Mielnicki (6-0, 4 KOs) followed up with a series of blows, battering him until referee Jerry Cantu stapped in at 2:19 of the second. 

Mielnicki would follow that up with a six-round unanimous decision win over Steven Pulluaim on December 5, 2020.

Mielnicki vs. Lopez: February 27, 2021 (PBC on FOX)

Scary Good

Mielnicki simply continues to improve. On February 27, 2021, he made his FOX PBC Fight Night debut with a spectacular third-round TKO over Noe Lopez. 

In the second, the 18-year-old Mielnicki floored López when he rolled under a lazy jab and landed a lightning quick straight right hand that dropped López on the seat of his pants.

The 34-year-old López rose at the count of six by referee Gerald White. Mielnicki of Roseland, N.J. picked up the pace and continued to pound Noe in the third round. He landed a barrage of hard punches at will that frame, forcing White to call a halt to the assault with 10 seconds remaining in the round, handing Mielnicki the stoppage victory