Just one week after winning his professional debut in 39 seconds, Brian Mendoza has signed a five-year contract with boxing manager Cameron Dunkin.
“I’m happy as hell. Things are looking really good!” said Mendoza (1-0, 1KO) after announcing the signing.
Dunkin has managed over 30 world champions since the late 1980s. A list that includes: Diego Corrales, Kelly Pavlik, Timothy Bradley and Nonito Donaire. Dunkin also has strong ties with New Mexico fighters; in 1992, he signed his first eventual world champion, in Albuquerque native Danny Romero and currently manages New Mexico’s top prospect Fidel Maldonado Jr., who happens to be Mendoza’s teammate.
As part of the five-year deal, Mendoza will also be co-managed by his trainer Fidel Maldonado Sr.
“I’ve been working with Cam to get this deal done,” said Maldonado Sr. “I wanted [Mendoza] to make his pro-debut before signing any deal.”
The next major step would be for Mendoza to sign a promotional contract. His teammate, Maldonado Jr. is currently signed to Golden Boy Promotions but Mendoza and his team will look at all their options before agreeing to any promotional deal.
Before turning professional earlier this year, Mendoza was a former New Mexico Golden Gloves and Regional Golden Gloves champion. In 2013, he would come up two fights short of fighting for the National Golden Gloves title.
On top of his busy boxing schedule Mendoza also studies nutrition at the University of New Mexico.
After having recently wrapped up school finals, Mendoza hopes to get back into the ring as soon as next month.