Zeferino Ramirez of Zeferino Entertainment has signed 2008 American Olympian Luis “Latin Legend” Yanez to a long term, exclusive promotional contract. “We’re thrilled to be working with a special talent like Luis Yanez,” commented Guy Taylor, matchmaker and operations manager of Zeferino Entertainment. The 23-year old southpaw compiled an amateur record of 302-16, with 87 knock-out victories. Yanez won a Gold Medal at the 2007 Pan American Games at 106 pounds and he was the captain of the 2008 US Olympic squad in Beijing. Since turning pro in 2009, the “Latin Legend” has only fought seven times and has garnered a record of six wins, one draw with no knockouts.
“We know that Luis Yanez can bring excitement back to the 112 and 115 pound divisions like previous American greats Michael Carbajal and the late Johnny Tapia,” stated Taylor. “Zef and I want to keep Luis active and fight him at least five or six times a year. Yanez is a very hard working and disciplined fighter who already wants to step in the ring with the best fighters in boxing. As soon as he works his way up to fighting in ten and twelve round bouts, he’ll get his wish.”