GBP releases confirms BT scoop on Corrales signing!


GBP releases confirms BT scoop on Corrales signing!

No fighter in recent years has captured the imagination of true fight fans more than Diego 'Chico' Corrales.  Now, the former junior lightweight and lightweight champion will seek a third world title in a different weight class under the promotional auspices of Golden Boy Promotions, which is pleased to announce the signing of this boxing superstar to a promotional contract. "At this point in my career, it is important that I can go into a fight knowing that the business outside is taken care of," said Corrales. "I wanted to be with a promoter who understands us fighters and who I can be with for the rest of my career. To be part of Golden Boy Promotions feels great. I feel happy, energized, and ready to take on all challenges and make another run at a world championship."


"I know that Diego always gives it his best in the ring, and our promise to him is that Golden Boy Promotions will give him our best outside the ring,"

said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya.


Adds Golden Boy Promotions partner Sugar Shane Mosley, a close friend of Corrales, who, along with his wife Jin, was instrumental in signing the Sacramento, California native, "This signing shows again that Golden Boy Promotions is truly the best platform for fighters. I know that Diego will be as happy as I am here."


Diego Corrales (40-4, 33 KOs) is one of the most beloved fighters in the game today, due to his down-to-Earth personality, accessibility to fight fans, and most importantly, his willingness to leave it all on the line every time he steps into the ring.  A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, the 29-year-old Corrales is a ten year pro who won his world title at 130 pounds by stopping Roberto Garcia in seven rounds in 1999, and defended his crown three times.  At lightweight, 'Chico' truly made his mark, stopping Acelino Freitas in ten rounds to win the WBO title and adding the WBC crown by defeating Jose Luis Castillo in a 2005 fight many longtime fight observers called the greatest fight of all-time.  Weight issues have plagued the six-foot tall Corrales in recent losses to Castillo and Joel Casamayor, but with a jump up in weight promised for his next bout, 'Chico' is ready for big things at 140 and 147 pounds.