Probellum has announced the signing of 2020 Olympic gold medalist Hebert Sousa ahead of his plans to turn professional.
Sousa made history at Tokyo earlier this year, taking gold for Brazil in the middleweight division after knocking out Oleksandr Khyzhniak in the third round of their contest.
It capped off a fantastic amateur career for the 23-year-old from Salvador, which also includes a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Yekaterinburg, and a bronze medal at the 2018 South American Games in Cochabamba.
Sousa will now take his incredible talents into the professional ranks, with the highly-rated Brazilian looking to replicate the immense success he has had so far.
"I am delighted to announce that I am signing with Probellum," said Sousa. "I was proud to win a gold medal at the Olympics earlier this year, and now it's time to show what I can do as a professional.
"The chance to compete not only in Brazil but around the world is something I am very excited for, and I can't wait to get started in the near future."
He is the latest addition to Probellum's roster of talent, having already signed the likes of Regis Prograis, Nonito Donaire, Donnie Nietes, Lee McGregor, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Paul Butler, Lewis Ritson, Muhammad Waseem, O'Shaquie Foster, Hovhannes Bachkov, Darius Fulghum, Eduardo Hernandez, Mark Dickinson, Brandon Moore, Jack Bowen, Jason Mallia and Francisco Rodriguez.
"We're extremely pleased to make another massive signing by welcoming Hebert Sousa to the team," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "We've already signed some of the very best fighters across the globe, and now we've got one of the very best fighters that Brazil has ever produced in Sousa.
"Probellum have shown repeatedly that we want to enter into markets that may not usually receive the backing they deserve, and by having a superstar like Sousa now join our ranks, we will look to take Brazil and South America by storm."
News on when Sousa will make his professional debut will be announced in due course.