Junior lightweight prospect Joshua “El Americano” Garcia has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, the organization announced.

Garcia (8-0, 4 KOs) began boxing when his father took him to a boxing gym to learn how to defend himself. The fighter became enamored with the sport and decided to pursue it full time. With around 40 amateur fights under his belt, Garcia decided to enter the professional ranks in 2021, making his debut in Mexico with a first-round knockout victory against Boris Garcia Escalante. 

Garcia was last in action on April 4, when he earned a split decision win against veteran Diuhl Olguin. Training out of Los Angeles, Garcia, a Moreno Valley native, wants to make steady progress but has championship aspirations.

“It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little kid to fight and be promoted by the best in the business,” Garcia said. “Thank you, Oscar De La Hoya and Eric Gomez for this amazing opportunity – you won’t be disappointed. I will take full advantage of it and represent GBP to the best of my abilities and ultimately become your next world champion.

“I want to give a special thank you to my mom and dad for always believing and supporting me in every way possible. Thank you to my manager, Joel De La Hoya, for making this signing with Golden Boy Promotions a reality.”

“Garcia is a top-flight prospect with tremendous skills and has already shown at the age of 21 that he can overcome adversity, coming back from a knockdown to win his last fight,” said Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. "’El Americano’ joins a loaded roster of prospects at Golden Boy Promotions, and we look forward to helping him progress up the ranks of the super featherweight division.”