Press Release: Late last week, Golden Boy Promotions signed WBA 130-pound champion Jezreel "El Invisible" Corrales (21-1, 8 KOs) to a multi-year promotional deal. Corrales’ lone loss came when he was age 17 in Panama. Corrales made waves in April 2016 when he knocked out Japan's Takashi Uchiyama, who at the time was considered one of the best pound-for-pound in the sport, within the first two rounds to gain the WBA belt. Corrales proved that his victory over Uchiyama was no fluke, winning a rematch in December to take his belt back home from Japan via split decision.
Now 25, Corrales, from Panama, said, “first of all, I would like to thank God for allowing these doors to keep opening up for me," said Jezreel Corrales. "I would also like to thank Golden Boy Promotions for giving me the opportunity to become a part of their huge company and for giving me the chance to showcase my skills in the U.S. market and being able to perform on the big stage and participate in the huge events that they put together. With their hand, I will be the best super featherweight champion in the world."
"We know that Corrales has a huge opportunity to impress boxing fans here in the U.S, and we have no doubt that he will attain his goal as one of the best super featherweights in the world," said Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. "We look forward to seeing him showcase his talent here, and taking on the best in his class."
"We'd like to thank Golden Boy Promotions for the grand opportunity to sign this special contract with Jezreel," said Rogelio Espino, a representative for Corrales. "Corrales is a tactical fighter who has great speed, and has a unique boxing style that fans in North America will love. Jezreel, in the hands of Golden Boy Promotions, can and will conquer the U.S. fan base and cement his status as one of the current best super featherweights in the world."