JUST IN: Golden Boy Promotions Sign Nate Campbell and Sergio Mora

Brian O. Blake@@BrianOBlakeCorrespondent IDecember 18, 2009

It was announced today by Golden Boy Promotions that they have added two more fighters to their ever-growing roster in Nate Campbell and Sergio Mora.

Nate "Galaxxy Warrior" Campbell's (33-5-1, 25 KOs) brightest moment came in 2008 when he handed Juan Diaz his first loss via split decision to become the World Lightweight Champion. 

Trouble would ensue as promotional issues kept him out of the ring for nearly a year before taking on and defeating Ali Funeka earlier this year.  Unfortunately for Campbell his titles were lost on the scale as he was not able to make the lightweight 135 lb. limit.

His most recent fight which took place in the Junior Welterweight division against Tim Bradley was a short-lived affair which officially stands as a no contest due to a cut stemming from a head-butt ending the fight in the third round.

Campbell, who hails from Jacksonville, Florida, is ready to turn things back around in the 140 lb. division and is looking forward to his new deal with Golden Boy Promotions.

"I am really excited to become a part of the Golden Boy Promotions team," said Campbell.  "I am confident that Golden Boy will be able to help me to achieve everything that I am still looking to accomplish in my career and I couldn't be happier."

Oscar De La Hoya looks to waste no time in helping Nate get back to the top of the sport.

"Nate Campbell has already shown that he has everything it takes to be a great champion," said Oscar, President of Golden Boy Promotions.  "He has battled some of boxing's greatest fighters and is ready to make a run at another world title in 2010."

Golden Boy Promotions, which is based in Los Angeles, picked up some local talent in signing The Contender: Season 1 winner and former WBC Junior Middleweight title holder, Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (21-1-1, 5 KOs).

While the deal between Mora and De La Hoya is brand new this isn't the first encounter they've had.

Mora recalls, "I met Oscar in Big Bear in 1999 when I was training for the Olympics trials and he was training for Trinidad and seeing him in camp was all the inspiration I needed to be a fighter.  I'm honored to be a member of the Golden Boy Promotions family and am confident they they will help me accomplish my goals," said Mora.

"Sergio Mora has all the tools, in and out of the ring, to be a boxing superstar and we're going to do everything we can to get him there," said De La Hoya.  "He has great skills, world-class experience, charisma and is just approaching his prime as a fighter. 2010 is going to be a big year for Sergio."

Golden Boy Promotions is expected to announce opponents for both fighters in the near future.

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