Golden Boy Inks Jeff Lacy
2000 United States Olympian and Former World Super Middleweight boxing Champion Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy has accomplished more in a few short years than most fighters do in an entire career, but Lacy is far from done in his quest for greatness and will now have Golden Boy Promotions in his corner to guide him..
Article posted on 11.10.2007
"This was the perfect fit for me at this point in my career and I'm excited about joining the other great fighters on the Golden Boy Promotions team," said the 30-year-old Lacy, owner of a 22-1 record with 17 knockouts. "I'm looking forward to getting back in the ring and showing everyone that I'm one of the best fighters in the world today. Most importantly, I want my title back, and I'm going get it in 2008."
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar de la Hoya added, "I've followed Jeff's career since he was an amateur and I always considered him not only one of the most talented fighters out there, but one of the most exciting. The fans will be in for a treat every time he steps into the ring, and we're proud to have him on our team."
A stellar amateur who compiled a record of 209-12 over a career that culminated in a trip to the 2000 Olympic Games, Lacy has gone on to take the pro boxing world by storm with his concussive power, aggressive style and charismatic personality. The St. Petersburg, Florida native won the World Super Middleweight Title in just his 18th pro fight when he stopped Syd Vanderpool in eight rounds on October 2, 2004. Lacy defended his title four times before falling short via decision in a unification bout against Joe Calzaghe in March of 2006 on Calzaghe's home turf in England. Undeterred, Lacy returned to the ring with a gritty decision win over Vitali Tsypko in December of 2006, but suffered a torn left rotator cuff in the bout. Now healthy and itching to get back into the ring, "Left Hook" is ready to wreck havoc on the 168-pound and 175-pound divisions.
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