Golden Boy Promotions continues to add talent to it's stable for the third week in a row as they signed amateur standout, Alexis Rocha of Santa Ana, California to a promotional contract. Rocha will make his professional debut on the March 4 edition of LA Fight Club at the Belasco Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
"I'm pleased that Golden Boy Promotions has added another top talent to its stable with Alexis Rocha," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Alexis has an incredible story, one that I hope inspires many other children and young adults to work hard and lead healthy lifestyles. I know Alexis will shine in his professional debut because he has the talent and the drive to become a champion," De La Hoya added.
"Golden Boy Promotions has always treated us like family and I am excited to start this new phase of my career," said Alexis Rocha. "When the opportunity came to make the transition and become a professional fighter, the decision was easy. I want to make Golden Boy proud." Rocha added.
"I have been working with Golden Boy Promotions for a number of years now and it definitely made our decision much easier," said Hector Lopez, trainer to Alexis Rocha. "It just made sense to keep the brothers together and be part of the same family at Golden Boy. I have witnessed first-hand Golden Boy's ability to nurture fighters and shape them into champions and am confident that this was right decision for Alexis."
At the age of 14, Rocha was the youngest fighter to win a gold medal at the Junior Olympics in 2012 and continued on to become a six-time national champion during his amateur career. Rocha is the younger brother of current WBC silver featherweight Ronny Rios.