Los Angeles based boxing manager, Frank Espinoza, has announced the signing of two time Mexican Olympian, Oscar Valdez, to a multi-year contract. Valdez, 21, first made news in 2008 when he qualified for the Olympics at 17 years old. He qualified again four years later for the 2012 games and gained quite a following with his aggressive and fan friendly style.
“I’m honored to be part of Espinoza Boxing,” said the Sonora, Mexico native. “I have big dreams and I plan to reach them with Frank’s help.”
The highly regarded amateur had over 200 wins and took the gold in his division at the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Espinoza thinks he has more than a future champion in Valdez. “I think Oscar will be a star,” he stated. “He’s not just talented, he’s got charisma too. He’s got everything it takes to be boxing’s future sensation.”
“There are promotional companies who’ve reached out to us but we haven’t made any commitments,” said Espinoza who managed the career of six world champions. “I’ll be working on getting him a promotional deal in the next few weeks.”
Valdez becomes part of Espinoza’s growing stable which includes world champion Abner Mares, Daniel Ponce De Leon and undefeated prospects Luis Ramos, Carlos Molina, Ronny Rios, Antonio Orozco, Abraham Lopez, Joet Gonzalez and Robert Rodriguez.