Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (20-3, 17 KOs) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, signed a multi-year multi-fight promotion contract with Golden Boy Promotions today. Fresh off a victory against Lowell Brownfield in September, Maldonado Jr. is ready to continue on his journey to championship glory.
“After much consideration and other offers, I have decided remain loyal and continue my relationship with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Fidel Maldonado Jr. “I have been with the company since 2010 and they have treated me like family and have always had my best interests in mind. I am excited to continue this exciting journey with Golden Boy Promotions and I am looking forward to the success we can create together.”
“Fidel is a talented fighter with a promising future and an aggressive style that fans love so I’m pleased he has decided to re-sign with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “He is committed to taking on the toughest challenges, willing to fight the best in the sport, which matches our mission at Golden Boy Promotions. Because of this, Fidel is the type of fighter we want to promote and we are pleased he has chosen to remain with us to further his career in this sport.”
Fidel Maldonado Jr. is a determined 24-year-old veteran at 135 pounds known for his aggressive style and feared punching power. In his most recent fight on Sept. 5, Maldonado won a first-round technical knockout over Lowell Brownfield in New Mexico. In previous fights, Maldonado Jr. has been in the ring against Amir “Grand Master” Imam, which received acclaimed as potential fight of the year nominee. Maldonado Jr. has also faced tough contenders like Nelson Lara, former U.S. Olympian Luis Ramos Jr., lightweight contender Michael “The Artist” Perez, and Fernando “El Guerrero Yaqui” Carcamo earning himself the WBC Youth Silver Lightweight Title along the way. The southpaw was a standout amateur fighter with 230 amateur fights, and only recorded 12 losses. He was a bronze medalist at the 2008 National Golden Gloves Championships and a silver medalist at the 2008 U.S. National Championships.