Sheer Sports Management excited about Everton Lopes
California-based Sheer Sports Management is pleased to announce the recent signing of Brazilian amateur star Everton Lopes. He will box under the Golden Boy Promotions banner and looks like a can’t-miss prospect in the lightweight division.
The two-time Olympian comes into the pro game with an outstanding record of 240-10. While there is always a transition period in the professional game, with that kind of amateur experience, Lopes should be able to move at a fast pace once he gets going. Golden Boy hopes to get Lopes up and running quickly in 2015 and get him in the ring shortly.
Sheer Sports Management and Golden Boy are both high on Lopes, who brings a wealth of unpaid experience into the punch-for-pay ranks. The decorated Brazilian Olympian competed at the Pan-American Games, winning silver in 2007, bronze in 2011 and gold in 2013. He is also a two-time Olympian who competed in 2008 and 2012. The southpaw boxer-puncher leaves the amateur game with a No. 2 world ranking by the International Boxing Association.
While some in the know might have been surprised by his decision to turn pro, as he was a favorite to place well in the Rio Olympics in 2016, at 26 years of age, the time might be perfect. Lopes has a lot of world-class experience from his long amateur career but has a fast, explosive counter-punching style that should bode well in the pro game. During his career, he has beaten a lot of top prospects around the world including Sadam Ali, Francisco Vargas and Jose Pedraza.
As a professional, in joining Sheer Sports, the Salvador, Bahia, Brazil-born Lopes will be added to a roster that already includes outstanding prospects like Jason Quigley, Edwin Sandoval, Scott Alexander and Ronald Ellis, among others.
Sheer Sports Management was excited about its new prospect and looks forward to see what he can do. “We are extremely pleased with the signing of Everton Lopes to Sheer Sports Management,” said a representative, in heralding the development. “He’s had an outstanding well-decorated amateur career and we fully believe he will have an equally outstanding professional career.”