Golden Boy signs 10 prospects
Golden Boy Promotions recently added 10 prospects to its already stacked roster. The young fighters, all of whom are managed by industry veteran Cameron Dunkin, hail from different backgrounds and various parts of the world but they share two things in common: an extensive amateur background and a desire to make their names in the pro ranks.
The prospects are: junior middleweight Eduardo Alicea, a 19-year-old former national champ from Cleveland, Ohio, who compiled a 143-16 amateur record; junior middleweight Alfonso Blanco, a 21-year-old 2008 Venezuelan Olympian who compiled a 157-21 amateur record and is currently 1-0 as a pro; bantamweight boxer-puncher Randy Caballero, a 19-year-old nine-time amateur champ from Coachella, Calif., who is 4-0 as a pro; hard-punching junior welterweight Michael Finney, a Ken Adams-trained former U.S. No. 1-rated amateur from Smiths Station, Ala., who is 5-0 as a pro; lightweight KO artist Fidel Maldonado Jr., a 19-year old southpaw from Albuquerque who is 4-0 as a pro; middleweight bomber Bastie Samir, an Adams-trained 2008 Olympian from Ghana who is 4-0 as a pro; light heavyweight Trevor Dean McCumby, a 17-year-old seven-time jr. amateur champ from Yorkville, Illinois; welterweight Mikael Zewski, a 21-year-old four-time Canadian national amateur champ from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, who is 4-0 as a pro; featherweight Gambino Saenz, a 21-year-old native of Indio, Calif., who compiled a amateur record of 137-12 and is 1-0 as a pro; and junior featherweight Manuel Avila, an 18-year-old talent from Fairfield, Calif., who compiled a 48-6 amateur record.
“We've never brought in this amount of talent at one time, and I believe that when you look back at this day ten years from now, it may end up being one of the biggest days in Golden Boy's history, because every one of these fighters has the potential to become a world champion,” said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.
Dunkin, the BWAA's manager of the year for 2007, added, “I'm really excited about all of these kids. I followed their amateur careers and I believe everyone of them has championship potential and star quality. I really want to thank Oscar de la Hoya and Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions for providing these young men with such a great opportunity.”