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Liam Williams Extends Management Deal With MTK Global!

(January 19th) MTK Global is delighted to announce an extension to the management contract with Liam Williams ahead of his showdown with Chris Eubank Jr. next month.

 

Welsh star Williams (23-3-1, 18 KOs) faces Eubank Jr. (31-2, 23 KOs) at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday 5 February, live on Sky Sports.

 

Prior to the fight, Williams has put pen to paper on a new management deal with MTK Global, putting his faith in the company for the foreseeable future.

 

Williams said: “I’m very happy to be signing a new contract with MTK Global. They’ve looked after me and got me some good fights and there is a lot more to come.

 

“It doesn’t stop here, and there are a big couple of years ahead. There is nobody better to manage me than MTK Global. They’ve done some great things and I’m really pleased to carry on with them.”

 

Since Williams and MTK Global began working together, the Welshman has gone from strength to strength, challenging for the WBO middleweight title last year, and going on a streak of seven straight knockout victories, winning the British, WBC Silver, and WBO Intercontinental middleweight titles in the process.

 

Up next for him is the clash with Eubank in February, with Williams looking to earn the victory and again move towards a crack at world honours.

MTK Global Signs Star Jordan Purkiss!

(January 18th) MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of unbeaten super-flyweight rising star Jordan Purkiss.

 

Purkiss (2-0, 1 KO) has won both of his professional bouts since making his debut in September, including a stoppage win in Kazakhstan in December.

 

The Essex fighter also had a lot of success as an amateur, winning the Haringey Box Cup twice, the Celtic Box Cup, and the Senior Development Championships.

 

Purkiss now looks set to achieve big things after teaming up with MTK Global, and the 26-year-old is certain that there will be plenty of success.

 

Purkiss said: “I’m delighted to be signed by MTK Global, and it’s what I’ve wanted ever since I was a amateur and more importantly a professional. I’m overwhelmed I have the opportunity to join the biggest force in boxing.

 

“I’m pleased with what I have achieved so far and I look forward to the future. My coaches and I have got a goal and a plan for the professional game which will benefit myself, them and MTK.

 

“I fought in Kazakhstan in my last fight and the experience to go to another country for just my second bout was unreal. I wanted to go out of my comfort zone without friends and family to see what it would be like, as I have no doubt that the opportunity to go to another country in the future will be on the cards.

 

“What I’m hoping to achieve now I’ve joined MTK Global is to be as busy and successful as possible and push for titles soon, starting with the Southern Area title.

 

“Fans can expect from me an exciting explosive style with power to come along with it. I have a good engine and dedication to ensure entertainment to those who watch, so I can’t wait for everyone to see what I’m about.”

 

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “We’re really pleased to welcome Jordan to the team. He’s looked extremely promising in his career so far, and the fact he went to Kazakhstan for just his second professional fight shows how ambitious he is.

 

“We’re confident that with MTK Global’s backing, we can help Jordan reach the top, and we look forward to this journey together.”

 

About MTK Global

The World’s foremost boxer management company we provide the highest level of professional support and services to more than a hundred boxers. This includes fights, career development, legal, media, endorsements and sponsorships. We are committed to train and produce the finest boxers in the business.

 

WHO WE ARE

We take pride with our unrivalled expertise in boxer management, relations, training, and event promotions. We believe that our hands-on experience and extensive knowledge of the sport are the pillars of what makes us great in the world of boxing.

 

WHERE WE ARE

We have firmly established our presence in 10 locations worldwide with boxing gyms and training facilities in Marbella, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Scotland, Johannesburg, Sydney, Brazil and Dubai.

 

OUR MISSION

To represent and develop the finest boxers in the business. We are committed to provide the highest level of professional support and services to our boxers, including arranging and/or promoting fights, career development, legal support, media consultation, and endorsement / sponsorship coordination. We also strive to present the highest level of sports entertainment through our promotions to our other important client – the boxing fan.

 

OUR VISION

To continue to expand to new areas around the World and assist as many boxers as possible to reach their full potential both professionally and personally in and out of the ring. In addition, we wish to continue to give back to the community through our work with charitable causes, as MTK Global is committed to be an engine of change for good.

Jack Catterall Signs

New Management Deal With MTK Global!

(January 17th) MTK Global is thrilled to announce a new management deal with undefeated super-lightweight star Jack Catterall.

 

Catterall (26-0, 13 KOs) returns to action next month when he faces Josh Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) for the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO super-lightweight titles in an all-British undisputed showdown at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports.

 

Ahead of the bout, the Chorley fighter has extended his deal with MTK Global, committing his future to the company after a successful period so far.

 

Catterall said: “I’m delighted to re-sign with MTK Global. They have always provided a great service and have got me into the position to fight for the undisputed super-lightweight titles.

 

“I’m looking forward to the next stage of my career going forward, and I believe with MTK Global as my management team, the future is very bright.

 

“I’m excited about being involved in some huge fights over the next few years, and I trust that they will continue to do what’s best for my career.”

 

Since signing with MTK Global, Catterall has achieved great things in his career, and at 26-0, currently boasts one of the best undefeated records in the sport.

 

In recent years, he has earned victories over the likes of Ohara Davies, Tyrone McKenna, Timo Schwarzkopf and Abderrazak Houya, and now prepares for his clash with Taylor on February 26.

Undefeated Dean Richardson Joins MTK Global!

(January 14th)  MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of unbeaten super-welterweight star Dean Richardson.

 

Richardson (12-0, 9 KOs) has had a fantastic career so far, with the highlight coming when he won the Southern Area super-welterweight title with a second round knockout against Nathan Graham in September 2019.

 

He followed that up with a seventh round stoppage win over Konrad Stempkowski to successfully retain the belt in March 2020, and Richardson is now ready to achieve even more after linking up with MTK Global.

 

Richardson said: “I’m very excited to be joining MTK Global. Seeing what they’re producing for their boxers is very promising and I cant wait to be a part of it. The big names they have proves what MTK can do, and I’m looking forward to making my own name under them.

 

“My career has been great so far but I’m not looking at what I’ve done, I’m looking at what I want to do. I want to be in big fights fighting for titles so it isn’t time to be looking back just yet.

 

“I’ve had the longest lay off since I’ve started boxing. It’s been a frustrating time, but I believe I have still made huge improvements in all areas. I’m looking forward to getting out and building some momentum.

 

“My goal is to have the English title by the end of the year. I want a warm up fight or two and then I’ll challenge for the belt. Sam Gilley has the English at the minute, so he’s who I’ve got my eye on.

 

“I’m hoping to be back out in March. Those that have seen me before will see a more complete boxer and those that haven’t will see the excitement that I bring to the ring.”

 

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “We’re really pleased to welcome Dean Richardson to the team. He’s looked sensational in his last few fights and we’re excited to see what he can achieve now that he has joined MTK Global.

 

“He’s been out of the ring for nearly two years so the plan is to get him back active again, and then we’ll look to get him right in the mix for titles in the super-welterweight division.”

 

News on when Richardson will have his first bout as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.

Talented Trio Turn Pro With MTK Global!

(January 11th) MTK Global is delighted to announce the signings of Lee Milburn, Luke Caffrey and Taylor Finch ahead of their plans to turn professional.

 

The exciting trio will see their careers guided under the tutelage of MTK Manchester’s Johnney Roye, having all had success during their time in the amateur ranks.

 

Milburn’s accolades include becoming a three-time National Champion and representing England. Caffrey won 44 out of his 52 amateur contests, claiming six Regional Championships in the process. Finch is looking to continue the promising start he made as an amateur, as he follows in the footsteps of his father Alvin Finch.

 

Each boxer looks set to take the paid ranks by storm in their respective careers, and they are all excited for the future alongside MTK Global.

 

Milburn said: “It’s a dream come true to sign with MTK Global, who are the leaders of world boxing. It feels very surreal to be under the same banner as the biggest names in the sport, so I’m grateful and ready to make my own mark in the boxing world.

 

“My dream in boxing is to win world titles and become a household name under the best management company in the world. I’ll be trained by Jordan Williams and fans can expect to see excitement, skilful and spiteful performances from me.”

 

Caffrey said: “It’s an honour to join MTK Global and to be on this platform so early on in my career. I just can’t wait to show the world how great I can be, and I am extremely grateful for the team I have around me. With Johnney Roye as my manager we believe we can really make some noise.

 

“A lot of people really enjoy my style of boxing as I just adapt to the fighter in front of me and can change from several different styles in a round. I’d say I bring finesse, boxing and punching ability, plus calm and effective aggression whenever I decide to turn it up.”

 

Finch said: “MTK Global was the only company that I felt that will give everything to take me to the top. I’ve boxed for three years after my father was a professional boxer, and I trained at Windermere Amateur Boxing Club with my coaches Gary Tomlinson and Greg Meschino, so now I’m excited to get going.”

 

News on when Milburn, Caffrey and Finch will make their respective professional debuts will be announced in due course.

Highly-Rated Super-Featherweight

Alex Dilmaghani Signs With MTK Global!

(January 7th) MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated super-featherweight star Alex Dilmaghani.

 

Dilmaghani (19-2-1, 8 KOs) has operated at the top level in the 126lb division in recent years, challenging for the IBO title in 2019 and the European title in 2020.

 

With a vast of experience under his belt, having fought all around the world in countries such as the UK, Mexico and Canada, the 30-year-old is now ready to step up and add to his success alongside MTK Global.

 

Dilmaghani said: “I’m excited to sign and be a part of one of the most recognised and most powerful teams in boxing. It feels very good to be in such great company with great fighters.

 

“I’m happy that I’ve been in some good fights for the fans so far in my career, but I’m looking forward to now achieving so much more with MTK Global.

 

“My aim is to become world champion, and I will fight anybody. I’ve been training in Mexico with Nacho Beristain and in England with Anthony Crolla, and I’m ready to get back in the ring as soon as possible.”

 

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “It’s great to add Alex Dilmaghani to our stable. He’s been involved in some incredible battles, including a Fight of the Year contender in 2020, and he is an extremely talented boxer.

 

“He’s been hard at work training behind the scenes over the past year, and we can’t wait to get him back into the ring in the very near future so that everybody can see exactly what he is capable of.”

 

News on when Dilmaghani will have his first bout as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.

Commonwealth Lightweight Champion

Gavin Gwynne Signs With MTK Global!

(January 7th) MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of Commonwealth lightweight champion Gavin Gwynne.

 

Gwynne (14-2, 3 KOs) had a tremendous 2021, with the Welshman winning the Commonwealth belt with a seventh round stoppage win against Sean McComb in February, before following that up with a successful defence against Jack O’Keefe in November.

 

The 31-year-old is now looking to kick on to even bigger things in 2022, and is excited for the future after teaming up with MTK Global.

 

Gwynne said: “It’s an amazing feeling to sign with MTK Global, and it feels like I’m turning professional all over again. They have got so many top names on board and it makes it so much easier to make the big fights happen.

 

“I was in the away corner last time I fought on an MTK show, but next time I’m going to be in the home corner which is great. MTK have always treated me very well, so it should be even better now they are backing me and pushing me forward in my career.

 

“2021 was by far the best year I’ve had in my career but moving forward I want more titles and the biggest fights possible. The division is on fire at the moment and there are so many big fights out there for me. I’d take anyone on as I’m an old school fighter so I don’t care what their record is, they can all have a piece of the Merthyr Mexican!

 

“In the past couple of years there have been so many good fighters coming out of Wales and it’s good to see big shows coming back. The Welsh fans have got to be one of the best out there nd I can’t wait to bring a big fight to the city and get the place bouncing again.

 

I’m hoping to get out in March and I want the British title this year. I’ll get that first and then push on for bigger title. With MTK backing me I know I’m going to the top.”

 

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “Gavin Gwynne is a fantastic fighter and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team. We saw him pick up a superb win on our MTK Fight Night last year, and we can’t wait to now join forces and work together.

 

“The lightweight division is arguably the most exciting it has been in years, and there are some fantastic opportunities out there for Gavin, so the future certainly looks very bright.”

 

News on when Gwynne will have his first bout as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.

MTK Global Signs Top Amateur Star Nico Leivars!

(December 22nd) MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated amateur sensation Nico Leivars ahead of his plans to turn professional.

 

Leivars brings to the paid ranks a stellar amateur pedigree, having won national and international titles at junior, youth and senior level, whilst also representing Great Britain at various tournaments around the world.

 

The Mansfield youngster will now bring his talents into the professional game, and he is extremely excited for the journey alongside MTK Global.

 

Leivars said: “I feel privileged to be joining the MTK Team. They’re renowned for putting their boxers first, and creating great opportunities for them, so I’m proud and excited to be part of such a great team of champions.

 

“In this sport you’re always learning, and I’m surrounded by some of the best boxers in the world to learn from, so I look forward to following in their footsteps.

 

“I had 90 fights as an amateur, winning national and international titles at junior, youth and senior level. I boxed around the world representing Team Italy and Team GB, and there’s no greater honour than representing your own country.

 

“The years of sparring and fighting the world’s best boxers, whilst travelling to various countries for training camps was all invaluable experience. It’s made me a better boxer both physically and mentally, so you couldn’t ask for better experience.

 

“I’m really enjoying the transition from amateur to professional. I’m taking the skills I already had as a top amateur and adding more to my game as a professional. I’m confident the pro game will suit me perfectly.

 

“My ambition is to win world titles, and I’ve also always wanted to be able to fight on the pitch at my football club in Mansfield. Being able to fight with my whole home town there to cheer me on would be a dream come true, and a dream I believe MTK Global will help me achieve in the near future.”

 

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: “We’re ecstatic to welcome Nico Leivars to the team. He had an illustrious amateur career and it’s going to be an exciting journey seeing what he can achieve as a professional.

 

“He is extremely ambitious and has a bright future ahead of him, so we can’t wait for him to get started and show the world what he is made of.”

 

News on when Leivars will make his professional debut will be announced in due course.

Welsh Youngster Brandon Scott Joins MTK Global!

(November 30th) MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of Wales rising star Brandon Scott ahead of his plans to turn professional.

 

Hailing from Swansea, Scott had an impressive amateur career, winning numerous accolades, including three national titles and a British title.

 

The 18-year-old will now enter the paid ranks under the guidance of MTK Global, and he’s looking forward to the journey ahead of him.

 

Scott said: “Excited doesn’t even come close to how I’m feeling. I’m more grateful than anything to MTK Global and my coach Gavin Rees for giving me this opportunity to show what I’m made of.

 

“It feels like I’ve already made it. I’m on the same team as some of the biggest names in boxing. I always watch them on TV, and now to think I’m part of the same management team as them is crazy.

 

“I started boxing when I was 12. I was extremely overweight and I then lost over 25 kg by the time I was 13 which to this day is what I’m most proud of. I am now a 3-time national champion, a British champion and I also competed in the European Championships in Russia.

 

“I’ve travelled all around Europe winning and competing in several tournaments and fights, but now I’ve got my eyes focused on making a success in the pro ranks with my coach Gavin, and I am willing to push myself further than anyone in order to get what I want.

 

“I want to get out as soon as possible, and if that means fighting on Christmas Day I’m there. I just want to be as active possible so I can keep moving forward in my career and start to looking towards title territory as soon as it can be done.

 

“I love my country. I’m proud to be Welsh and it means the world that I’ll be flying the Welsh flag and hopefully the people of Wales will get behind me.”

 

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “We’re pleased to welcome Brandon Scott to the team. We saw this past week just how talented the current Welsh crop of fighters is when we held our MTK Fight Night in Cardiff, and Brandon is the latest exciting addition.

 

“He’s only young, so it’s important that we build him up at the right speed, but it looks certain to be a very interesting journey and we can’t wait to be a part of it.”

MTK Global Signs

French Welterweight Ahmed El Mousaoui!

(November 29th) MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated French welterweight star Ahmed El Mousaoui.

 

El Mousaoui (34-3-1, 8 KOs) has been in great form as of late, winning 10 straight fights since a controversial split decision loss to Ceferino Rodriguez for the European welterweight title back in 2016.

 

The 31-year-old also holds wins over former world champions Carlos Molina and Junior Witter during his career and has shared the ring with Jeff Horn, and he is ready to kick on and achieve big things alongside MTK Global.

 

El Mousaoui said: “I’m very happy to be part of MTK Global. They manage many very good fighters, and I’m proud to now be part of the list. To be part of a team like this is exciting and motivates me a lot, and this is a big new challenge for me.

 

“There are so many fighters I want to fight, fighters like Conor Benn, Mikey Garcia, Danny Garcia, Josesito Lopez and Yordenis Ugas. The better the opponent I have, the best you will see of me.

 

“In the next 12 months I want to get some belts and move to the top of the rankings. I’m very proud to have the France flag, but also the Moroccan flag too as that is my native country, and you should never forget where you came from.”

 

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Ahmed El Mousaoui to the team. Boxing in France is flying at the moment, and he joins MTK Global’s elite stable of French talent, which includes Karim Guerfi, Nordine Oubaali, Segolene Lefebvre and Elhem Meklahed.

 

“The welterweight division is as hot as it has ever been, and we’re looking forward to watching Ahmed’s journey unfold and seeing him become a key contender at 147lbs.”

MTK Global Signs British Title Challenger Lewis Paulin!

(November 24th) MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of former British featherweight title challenger Lewis Paulin.

 

Paulin (12-1, 3 KOs) is set to make his long-awaited return, with his last fight coming in June 2019 when he suffered an extremely narrow split decision defeat to Ryan Walsh for the British belt.

 

Edinburgh’s Paulin is also a former Scottish Area champion, and he’s excited to make his comeback and achieve big things with MTK Global by his side.

 

Paulin said: “It’s exciting to sign with a new team. Especially with it being such a large team. There are endless opportunities and shows for me with MTK Global. Being part of the same team as some huge names shows the true reach MTK have in boxing.

 

“It’s been a couple years since I last fought so it’s going to be good to get the whole buzz you get throughout the camp and on fight night. I love a challenge so I’m looking forward to trying to achieve more personal goals.

 

“Over the last two years I’ve never stopped training. I’m just like that. I’m the kind of guy who always stays fit, so once I get back to boxing specific training like your sparring and your timing, I don’t think it will be too long until I’m fighting fit again.

 

“I fought for the British title in my last fight and I felt, along with a lot of others, that I was pretty hard done by. I made it no secret that I really want to win a major belt. I’d love any of them to be honest, the British, Commonwealth or European. I feel I’m good enough to win all of them, and then who knows what doors open after that.

 

“I have always been a high tempo fighter so I intend to press even harder with more aggression and heavier shots. I plan on keeping momentum from fight to fight and with MTK there are a lot of options out there for me.”

 

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Lewis Paulin to the team. He clearly has unfinished business in the sport after his close British title challenge, and we’re confident that he can have a lot of success from here on out.

 

“Scottish boxing is flying at the moment and Lewis can become a key part of that, so we’ll be looking to get him back into the ring as soon as possible.”

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