Godoy, 25 years old of Centenario, Argentina, has a record of 19-0 with 8 knockouts and is the current Argentina Super Lightweight champion and the WBO Latino Jr. Welterweight title. He is currently ranked number-9 by the WBO.
“We are happy to get this young contender in the fold,” said Banner Promotions President Arthur Pelullo.
“He comes on great recommendation from Daniel Castro who has been working with him. We have seen some footage, and we feel Mauro has the potential to be a star here in the United States and throughout the world. He has many options, as the 140 pound division is loaded with quality talent, and we expect to get him a major fight sooner rather than later.”
Said Daniel Castro, representative for Godoy, “Mauro is very happy to sign with Banner Promotions, which is one of the major promoters in the world. He is looking to have good opportunities to become a world champion in the future. He is a hard working fighter who is always in the gym and ready to fight. We saw what Banner has done with Ruslan Provodnikov, and Mauro wants good fights and maybe an opportunity to fight Provodnikov.”
Godoy has fought his entire career in Argentina, and he won the WBO Latino Jr. Welterweight crown with a 5th round stoppage over Federico Malespina on May 9, 2014. He won the vacant Argentina Super Lightweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Cesar Inalef (18-3-1) on September 19, 2014. Godoy made his only defense in his last bout when he stopped Jorge Fredes in 6 rounds on November 21, 2014.