Probellum has announced their latest promotional signing; Olympic bronze medalist Hovhannes Bachkov.
Bachkov competed at both the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in Tokyo for Armenia at lightweight.
He also won a gold medal at the European Games in Minsk in 2019, a gold medal at the European Championships in 2017, and bronze medals at the World Championships in Hamburg in 2017 and in Yekaterinburg in 2019, making him one of the most accomplished athletes his country has ever produced.
"It’s an honor for me to sign with Probellum and take my place alongside the other great fighters in their team," said Bachkov.
"This is going to be an exciting journey over the next few years as together we work to achieve my goal of becoming world champion. When a good fighter works with a good team, the light will always be on."
Bachkov has since entered the professional game during the past 12 months, defeating 22-6 opponent Samuel Gonzalez over eight rounds in his professional debut, before a first round stoppage win over previously unbeaten Binali Shakmandarov in his second bout, showing the rapid pace that the 28-year-old wishes to rise through the ranks.
"Hovhannes Bachkov has shown time and time again that he has what it takes to become a superstar around the world, and we're thrilled to have him joining the team at Probellum," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.
"He is already a hero in his country of Armenia for what he has achieved, and as a professional he can take that stardom to new heights, both on the national and international stage. The future looks very bright."
Probellum also announced the signing of UK amateur standout Mark Dickinson ahead of his professional debut this weekend.
Dickinson, 22-years-old, had a memorable amateur career, representing the GB Boxing team numerous times, whilst earning a lot of accomplishments along the way, including gold medals at the Youth Commonwealth Games and the European Youth Championships, and eight national titles.
"I am thrilled to have signed with Probellum," said Dickinson. "They've had so many recent big signings and have such huge goals, so it's a fantastic team to be working alongside. It’s amazing to have a team with such belief and support behind me."
He transition into the paid ranks has come under the tutelage of world-title winning trainer Ben Davison, with Dickinson set to make his professional debut at the Newcastle Arena on Saturday - on a BOXXER event live on Sky Sports Boxing.
"I’m delighted to have a prospect like Mark, whom I believe to have a very special career ahead of him, be signed to a company like Probellum," said trainer Ben Davison.
"They are looking to do some major things in boxing, with numerous recent big name signings and a great backroom staff, as well as the support and belief they have shown in Mark and his potential."