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Undefeated lightweight Joshua Garcia signs promotional deal with Golden Boy

by Francisco Salazar |

Golden Boy Promotions has added another fighter to their stable of prospects.

Undefeated lightweight Joshua Garcia has signed a promotional deal with Golden Boy, it was announced Wednesday.

“(Joshua) is a top class athlete with incredible skill and has shown at the age of 21 that he can overcome adversity – coming back from the competition to win his last fight,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO. Golden Boy. “‘El Americano’ joins a full roster of prospects at Golden Boy Promotions, and we look forward to helping him move up the ranks of the junior lightweight division.”

Garcia (8-0, 4 knockouts), who lives in Moreno Valley, California, had already fought on three Golden Boy cards before Wednesday’s official announcement.

In his last fight on April 4, Garcia was knocked out by heavyweight Diuhl Olguin in the second round before a split decision victory. In his last fight on February 15, Garcia knocked out Erik Argueta Lozada in the opening round.

After fighting 40 times as a rookie, Garcia made his professional debut in May 2021, stopping Boris Garcia Escalante, who was also making his debut.

Now that he’s officially signed to one of the sport’s top promoters, Garcia hopes to grow to the top, eventually weighing 130 pounds.

“First, I would like to praise God because, without Him, none of this would be possible,” said Garcia. “It has been my dream since I was young to fight and be promoted to the top in business.

“Thank you (to) Oscar De La Hoya, (President) Eric Gomez, my manager Joel De La Hoya, for this amazing opportunity, you will not be disappointed. I will fully utilize and represent Golden Boy Promotions to the best of my abilities and ultimately become your next world champion. I want to give special thanks to my mother and father for always believing in me in every way.”

No word yet on when Garcia will fight next.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has handled boxing in Southern California and internationally since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. They can be reached at [email protected]

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