ROJAS LOOKING TO GET BACK IN THE MIX WITH NEW MANAGER
Edited Press Release: Boxing manager Felipe Gomez has signed former WBC featherweight champion Elio Rojas to a managerial contract. Rojas, from the Dominican Republic has a record of 24-3 with 14 KOs. He won his world title in 2009 via unanimous decision over Takahiro Ao (17-1-1) in Tokyo. Rojas lost his title to Mexico's Guty Espadas Jr. (45-7) in his first defense. He has been woefully inactive, fighting just three times in the past five years, last losing to to Mikey Garcia, who then went on to claim a lightweight title.
Rojas, who had been living in Florida, recently moved to New York with the hopes of getting his career back on track. He is training at the famous Gleason Gym in Brooklyn, New York with former champion Joan Guzman.
"I know Felipe Gomez for many years and I know he can help me jump start my career," said Rojas.
"Elio fought some big names in his career and is coming off a tough loss in a fight he accepted above his weight class. If he can get back down to his natural weight which is 126-130 pounds, I know he can beat a lot of good fighters," said Gomez. "I am excited to be part of his career because I know he still has a lot of fight in him and he can become a world champion again."
Gomez, formerly of New Legend Boxing, has given up his promoter's license to become a boxing manager. His recent signings include: middleweight veteran Giovanni Lorenzo, middleweight DeVaun Lee, welterweight Cesar Francis and several young Dominicans.