Junior lightweight prospect Oscar Duarte, 20, of Mexico, has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced Tuesday.
Duarte (4-0-1, 3 KOs), who is managed by Mexican actor Gabriel Soto, will have his first fight of the deal on Feb. 19 on an “LA Fight Club” card at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
"Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo Alvarez are big heroes of mine and to be alongside them at Golden Boy Promotions is a dream come true for me," said Duarte, who is in college in Mexico studying to be an engineer. “I am very grateful for the opportunity and feel a big responsibility to them to prove that I have what it takes to one day become a world champion.”
Said De La Hoya: "Oscar Duarte is a promising young talent with the drive and motivation to become one of the best in the sport, which is why he belongs at Golden Boy. We want young fighters like him that thirst for victory and have the courage to be the very best by challenging the very best, in our stable."