Sun. Sep 20th, 2020

Undefeated super welterweight prospect Neeco “Rooster” Macias stole the night on Sept. 1 at Fantasy Springs as he demolished six-time Mexican national champion, Marvin Cabrera and gave him his first pro career loss. Golden Boy commentators and boxing fans all over social media raved about the high-energy southpaw as he threw a total of 1,119 punches in six rounds before Cabrera’s corner stopped the one-sided bout.

Monday afternoon, Golden Boy Promotions took to Twitter to announce Macias had joined the Golden Boy Boxing’s stable of prospects.

“We are thrilled to officially announce the signing of “The Rooster” 🐓 Neeco Macias!! We can’t wait for more exciting fights. Welcome to the family!

Photo credit: Golden Boy Boxing (twitter)

Though some boxing fans are skeptic Macias will reach an elite level, most agree he is a valuable addition to Golden Boy as they transition to Facebook Fight Nights. As a high-volume, entertaining fighter, Macias is sure to draw more fans to watch the Facebook streams until maybe the repetitive statement from their ring announcer saying “millions watching around the world” actually becomes true.

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By Lily

A journalism major at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Lily hopes to reach her dream job as a boxing commentator. She grew up in Mexico watching boxing with her father, and looking up to exciting Mexican legends like Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Travieso Arce, El Maromero, and of course, JCC senior and Oscar De La Hoya. Her love of boxing intensified when her family migrated to the US in 2001 and world boxing became more accessible. Apart from her love of boxing, she loves to be involved in many feminist activism and plans to use her journalism career to raise awareness on environmental issues as well as social injustices against people of color and minorities.

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