As we earlier discussed Golden Boy Promotions’ need for a new star with Canelo Alvarez out of the company, another Golden Boy fighter has signed an advisory deal with MTK Global.
Lightweight prospect Hector Tanajara Jr, a 23-year-old from San Antonio, is now part of the MTK stable, and has also signed with manager Rick Mirigian. One of the key fighters we talked about before, Vergil Ortiz Jr, recently made the same move. Golden Boy’s Joseph Diaz Jr, a 130-pound titleholder, also signed with MTK Global in August, and it was announced over the weekend that Golden Boy’s Joshua Franco also has signed with MTK and Mirigian.
“I’m very excited and believe that working with MTK Global as my advisors will elevate me in the sport of boxing,” Tanajara said. “They have a well-respected track record of getting things done and are behind some of the biggest fights we’ve seen recently. I just have to continue working hard and let them do what they do best.
“Having Rick Mirigian as my manager is a game changer and his work ethic is something I truly admire. I know he’s going to work relentlessly to get me and my team the best fights around and help get me to be the superstar I know I will be.”
“Hector Tanajara is right there to fight Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez and the rest of the division in the year to come and after,” Mirigian said of his new client. “He can beat these guys and the big fights await for this undefeated star. With a complete team in myself, MTK Global and RGBA, we will go out there and look to get these type of fights for him.”
Tanajara (19-0, 5 KO) hasn’t been seen as a blue chip prospect, perhaps, but he’s a long, tall fighter at 135 pounds, standing 5’10” with a 75-inch reach, and is definitely someone to be watching in a changing division where youth appears to be taking over thanks to the likes of Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, and Ryan Garcia. Lopez has stamped his name at the top of the division already, and the others appear to have the talent and the connections to be right there, too.