Antonio Vargas, who represented the United States at the 2016 Olympic games, has signed a promotional deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank.
Florida-based Vargas, is an amateur of the highest pedigree, holding an amateur record of 123-7.
The Olympian is now keen to replicate his amateur success in the professional arena and showcase his talents on the world stage.
“We had a lot of offers from promoters from all over the world and we were considering several of them when Top Rank made their offer. I told my manager immediately that was with whom I wanted to be with. It’s a dream come true to be signed by Top Rank,” said, Vargas.
Top Rank VP, Carlos Moretti, is confident he can cement Vargas’ place as a star in Florida.
“Antonio is an extremely gifted amateur who will flourish in the pro ranks,” said Moretti. “Combine that with his popularity in the Central Florida region where Top Rank will be promoting numerous shows with our partners All Star Boxing, should catapult Antonio quickly as an attraction as well.”