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Raymundo Beltran signs with Cameron Dunkin


Raymundo Beltran stands over Ricky Burns after knocking him down during their WBO world title fight on Sept. 7, 2013, in Glasgow, Scotland, Burns’ home country. Most who saw the match thought Beltran won but it was scored a draw. Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images.

Earlier today, news reached that two-time lightweight world title challenger Raymundo Beltran (29-7-1, 17 knockouts) has signed with renowned manager Cameron Dunkin.

The Las Vegas-based manager has worked with 32 world champions, including the likes of Kelly Pavlik and Tim Bradley and more recently Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire and Randy Caballero,
and is pleased with his latest acquisition.

“I reached out to him and we were able to work out a deal,” Dunkin told RingTV. “He’s a great guy and a helluva fighter. I think we can do some damage at lightweight.”

Dunkin was across the ring from Beltran on Nov. 29 when his fighter, Terence Crawford, won a wide decision to retain his WBO 135-pound title.

Despite the loss, Dunkin sees opportunities for the 33-year-old, who’s currently ranked No. 6 by the WBO and No. 2 by THE RING Magazine.

“There’s no shame losing to Terence,” added Dunkin. “[Beltran] went into my guys back garden and gave it his best shot, you can’t ask for more than that.

“He’s a guy who’s lost some fights he should have won, he was robbed a couple of times. A lot of people think he beat (Sharif) Bogere and look what happened when he went to Scotland: he dropped the champion (Ricky Burns) and broke his jaw and they gave Burns the draw. Even his promoter (Eddie Hearn) said Beltran won that fight.”

Its early days but Dunkin hopes to get Beltran back in action soon.

“I’m going to have a meeting about what we’re going to do,” he said. “I hope to get him on a show soon. He can win a world title, don’t sleep on this guy.”

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