Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Herrera, Ochoa Ink Golden Boy Promotional Contracts

LOS ANGELES - With the New Year underway, Golden Boy Promotions is already bolstering the roster of the premier team in boxing, announcing today the official signings of junior welterweight contender Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera and 140-pound prospect Zachary Ochoa to promotional contracts.

"We welcome these two exciting boxers to the Golden Boy Promotions team, and we have big plans for them in the coming years," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Mauricio Herrera is one of the most underrated fighters in the sport, but he will get his chance to shine in March when he challenges Danny Garcia for the junior welterweight title. We've been watching Zachary Ochoa during our east coast events, and he has a bright future in a talent-rich division."

"Being from Southern California, Golden Boy Promotions has always had a big presence, and I'm happy to be on the company roster," said Herrera. "I've paid my dues over the years, and now it's time to get my world title and the big fights. Golden Boy Promotions will help me get those fights. The world title, that's up to me."

"It's an honor for me to be a part of the best promotional company in boxing," said Ochoa. "I've been putting in a lot of hard work and I've made plenty of sacrifices over the years, never giving up the dream that one day I would get my chance to shine. That day is here, and I'm going to make the most of it."Fighting out of Riverside, Calif., Mauricio Herrera (20-3, 7 KO's) was one of the sport's most underrated competitors on his way up the 140-pound ladder, but when he defeated current world titlist Ruslan Provodnikov in January of 2011, the word was out on this super lightweight secret weapon. Mike Dallas, Ji-Hoon Kim and Miguel Angel Huerta have also fallen against the 33-year-old, and on March 15, he will get his long-awaited shot at a world championship when he faces Danny Garcia in Puerto Rico.

Carrying on Brooklyn's tradition of excellence in the ring, Williamsburg's Zachary "Zungry" Ochoa (5-0, 3 KO's) is a decorated amateur boxer now making his mark as a professional prizefighter. In the gym since the age of 13, Ochoa went on to win several amateur titles, including two New York State Junior Olympics titles and the New York State Metro championship. After graduating high school, Ochoa turned professional on September 10, 2011 with a fourth round technical knockout of William Ware, and he has remained unbeaten, most recently winning a four-round unanimous decision over Jose Valderrama on January 30, 2014.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Canelo is Confident That He Can Put Chavez Jr. To Sleep Video: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Discusses Canelo, Weight, More Photos: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez - Go Face To Face at Presser Canelo: Mayweather-McGregor Would Be a Black Eye For Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo-Chavez Will Be a War - There is No Favorite Orlando Salido Being Considered for Canelo-Chavez Co-Feature Rey Vargas vs. Gavin McDonnell To Be Carried By KlowdTV Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in New York City Floyd Mayweather Plans Big 40th Birthday Bash in California Garcia On Dad's Tirade: Free Speech, He Can Say What He Wants De La Hoya: GGG Can Fight Canelo or Keep Making What He Makes! Pacquiao's Adviser Aims To Finalize Fight, Venue By Next Week Lee Selby To Return On Haye-Bellew, Will Face Andoni Gago Photos: Caleb Plant Putting in Work For Ring Return Otto Wallin Very Excited To Headline Hometown Card on April 22 Frank Buglioni Injured In Sparring, Out Of Ricky Summers Defence Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Top Form, Putting in Work For Jacobs Caleb Plant on Sparring George Groves, Future Plans Bellew Warns Haye: Try Something - I'll Smack Your F***ing Face! Wilder: Would've Been 'Stupid' to Face a 'Killer' in This Fight Lomachenko: I'll Be No. 1 P4P Once I Beat Two Lightweight Champs Hughie Fury’s Trainer: He Must Rip Title Away From Joseph Parker Frank Buglioni Joins Matchroom Ahead Of March 4 Return Andy Townend, With 3/4 Win, To Face Jon Kays For Commonwealth Danny Garcia: I'm a More Patient, Balanced Fighter Than Thurman Jacobs Feels Golovkin's Hype is Built on Calculated Matchmaking Deontay Wilder, Defense Aside, Has Far Bigger Targets For 2017 Arum: Reports of Pacquiao vs. Khan Deal is Complete Bullsh*t! Roach: I Won't Count McGregor Out in Mayweather Fight Photos: Miguel Flores vs. Dat Nguyen - Official PBC on FS1 Weigh-In Christian Montano Inks Managerial Pact With Cameron Dunkin De La Hoya Expects Canelo vs. Chavez To Break 1 Million PPV Buys Canelo: Rivalry is Legit, Chavez Jr. Said A lot of Things About Me Jose Uzcategui vs. Andre Dirrell IBF Eliminator in Play Chavez: They Say Canelo is The Best, A Win Opens Many Doors Chocolatito Focused on Improving Defense, Speed in Camp Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Mexico City Lomachenko 'A Little Disappointed' He's Not Fighting Salido Next Sergey Lipinets To Return on Thurman vs. Garcia Undercard Chavez Sr: You've Seen The Best of Canelo, Not Julio - He Will Win
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement