By Jose Reyes
Unbeaten former WBC youth welterweight title holder James De La Rosa (19-0, 12 KOs) claims he is now a free agent. The move was announced by manager/trainer Danny Smith who is preparing to move the young welterweight prospect “The King” into position for his run at a world welterweight title. “Being a free agent is great, you know Cavazos did a really good job getting him to where he got him and Dino did a great job getting us a couple of television fights but they don’t have a big stable and they don’t have guaranteed TV dates. We need to be with someone that can really showcase this young kid so the world can see. James brings excitement to the ring because he comes to fight to win by knock out or be knocked out, which is what people really want to see,” stated Danny Smith.
“I am looking forward to negotiating a deal with the really, really good promoters out there, there are quite a few of them, I mean you got Gary Shaw, Lou Dibella who is doing a great job and Golden Boy, Top Rank, Goosen Tutor. There are a lot of good promoters that can make the fights for this young kid,” continued Smith who formerly trained Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas and is currently assisting Ozel Nelson in training former undisputed world champ Jermaine Taylor for the upcoming infamous super middleweight tournament. “James is a young kid, 21-years-old and he is just ready to get in the mix of the upcoming big fights, and I want to get him there.”
James sounded very excited about the career move, “It’s a new chapter in my boxing career that has me pumped up, which is going to open bigger and better things for me and my team. It makes me feel like a new person, I’m ready to go, I am working hard in the gym with a sense of urgency to fight whomever my team puts in front of me and we want nothing but the best fights out there.”