Anselmo Moreno has an signed exclusive, multi-fight promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions.
The Panamanian, who holds the WBA Super title at bantamweight, hopes to propel himself into super fights at 118lbs and sees joining Oscar De La Hoya’s outfit as the best way of doing that.
“Anselmo Moreno is one of the most underrated boxers out there today and we’re going to make sure he gets the fights and the recognition he deserves in the coming years,” said Golden Boy CEO, Richard Schaefer.
“To remain a champion as long as he has is an amazing feat these days. Now we’re to get him into the mega-fights that will let him show his talent in front of fight fans around the world.”
Moreno said: “I’m honored to be part of the Golden Boy Promotions team, with so many great fighters and champions, I’m going to fight my heart out every time I’m in the ring and I’m going to give the fans the fights they want to see.”
Rouss Laguna, Moreno’s publicist added, “I’m very happy that ‘Chemito’ is part of the Golden Boy family and going to be promoted by one of the greatest in boxing, Oscar de la Hoya.”
A native of Miguelito, Panama, 26-year-old Moreno (30-1-1, 10 KO’s) is unbeaten since a split decision loss in his first year as a professional in 2002.
Since then, he has defeated everyone in his path and in May of 2008, he won the WBA bantamweight crown with a 12 round decision win over then-unbeaten Wladimir Sidorenko.
The southpaw has defended his title seven times, including a rematch win over Sidorenko and a victory over Mahyar Monshipour in 2009. In his three most recent bouts, Moreno scored back-to-back wins over Nehomar Cermeno, and on June 16, he successfully defended his crown for the eighth time when he scored an eighth round knockout win over former world champion Lorenzo Parra.