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Golden Boy signs three young talents

Lightweight Carlos Molina is one of three fresh faces that Golden Boy Promotions signed to new contracts. (via <a href=""></a>)
Lightweight Carlos Molina is one of three fresh faces that Golden Boy Promotions signed to new contracts. (via
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Golden Boy Promotions sent out a press release highlight three young fighters with undefeated pro records that they've signed. The press release had nice quick bios on the fighters. Here are the important bits.

Carlos Molina (Lightweight, 7-0, 3 KO)

A former National Amateur Champion, 20-year-old Carlos Molina has begun his assault on the professional ranks in impressive fashion, compiling a perfect 7-0 record with 3 KO's in the lightweight division. That includes a shutout six round win over 53-fight veteran Anthony Martinez in his last bout on May 21st. Known for a fan-friendly style based on blazing speed and pinpoint accuracy, the native of Commerce, California guarantees excitement whenever he steps into the ring.

Ronny Rios (Junior Featherweight, 5-0, 2 KO)

One of the most decorated amateurs to hit the boxing scene in recent years, National Golden Gloves and two-time U.S. Amateur Champion Ronny Rios (5-0, 2 KO's) is well on his way to duplicating his amateur success as a professional. Just 19 years old, the Santa Ana, California featherweight is coming off a 2nd round knockout of 20-fight veteran Alvaro Muro in May and is drawing more and more comparisons to a young Oscar de la Hoya with each passing victory for his style and speed in the ring.

Luis Ramos, Jr. (Lightweight, 11-0, 6 KO)

A talented southpaw who has garnered rave reviews thus far in his professional career, Santa Ana, California lightweight Luis Ramos Jr. (11-0, 6 KO's) is seen by many fight game insiders as a young fighter with true championship potential and crossover appeal. A boxer since the age of seven, Ramos Jr. went on to ring up an impressive 120-16 amateur slate. After falling short of a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, Ramos Jr. decided to turn pro and in October of 2007 he debuted with a first round knockout of Christian Jose Reyes. Since then, the 20-year-old has been perfect as a professional and in his last bout on June 11, he knocked out 36-fight veteran Baudel Cardenas in five rounds.

None of their early records really jump out at you, especially the KO rates of all three fighters. Golden Boy's Versus program is in need of fighters, and all three have tentative dates now on July 30. Ramos' win over Baudel Cardenas (18-17-2, 6 KO) is probably the best win any of them have so far, but they're extremely early in their development.

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