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Golden Boy Announce Signing of No.1 WBA-Ranked Super Lightweight

Golden Boy Announce Signing of No.1 WBA-Ranked Super Lightweight

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Golden Boy Announce Signing of No.1 WBA-Ranked Super Lightweight

Golden Boy Press Release

Golden Boy Announce Signing of No.1 WBA-Ranked Super Lightweight

Golden Boy Promotions have announced the signing of the No.1 ranked WBA super lightweight Kenneth “Bossman” Sims Jr.  (20-2-1, 7 KOs). Via a Golden Boy press release, Sims has spoken about his feelings on the deal and Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya has expressed his desire to make some big fights for the Chicago native.

Kenneth Sims Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya React

Sims Amateur Pedigree

According to the press release from Golden Boy, the former Team USA member will make his debut for the promotional giant on a summer 2024 card. The Chicago native expressed his excitement and his future aspirations: “I’m excited to become a member of the Golden Boy family.” 

He continued: “Thank you to Oscar De La Hoya, Eric Gomez and the entire Golden Boy team for making this deal happen and giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent to the world. My team and I know that with the Golden Boy team backing me, I will definitely become a world champion.”

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Golden Boy chairman and CEO De La Hoya has teased plans for Sims: “With a No.1 ranking in the WBA, tremendous skills and a dynamite team behind him, Kenneth Sims is poised to make some real noise in the 140-pound division.” 

He continued: “Inside the company, we have a slew of mouth-watering match-ups for Kenneth that could quickly propel him into the world championship picture.”

Professional Career Recapped

Sims enjoyed a successful amateur career, which saw him become a nine-time national champion and appear in the 2012 Olympic Trials, where he lost a one-point decision to eventual Olympian and future world champion Jose Ramirez.

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The Chicago fighter turned professional in 2014, and despite suffering two defeats and a draw, he has rebuilt his reputation successfully, winning his last seven fights. The winning streak includes a win against previously undefeated prospect Elvis Rodriguez. Most recently, Sims also defeated Batyr Akhmedov in an entertaining majority decision victory.

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