Golden Boy Promotions Signs Prospect Ryan Garcia
Golden Boy Promotions has signed yet another standout Southern California prospect, inking a multi-year deal with 15-time national champion Ryan Garcia (6-0).The 18-year-old Garcia will make his Golden Boy debut on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins final fight on December 17th at the Fabulous Forum.
"I am so excited to announce that I have signed with Golden Boy Promotions," Garcia said. "My family and I grew up watching and admiring Oscar De La Hoya and to now be fighting under his promotional banner is a dream come true. I can't wait to get back in the ring on Dec. 17 and start showing the world what I'm capable of.
"Ryan Garcia is special - simple as that," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "His amateur pedigree is among the best I've ever seen; his skill set is far beyond his 18 years of age; and if you want to know how hungry he is - because he couldn't fight professionally in the US until he turned 18-he fought in Mexico four times before his birthday this year. I expect enormous things from Ryan and am excited to work with him as he embarks on a career that I'm sure will include multiple world championships."
15-time National Gold Medal Champion
Youth Worlds 2016 Gold Medalist and Youth Olympic Team Member for USA Boxing
Junior Worlds National 2014 Silver Medalist
2015 Gold Medalist Bi-National Tournament Mexico Vs. United States
National Junior Olympics 2014 Silver Medalist
National Police Athletic League Champion from 2008-2016
Four-time National Silver Gloves Champion: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
2009 and 2012 Junior Golden Gloves Champion