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News: Dina Thorslund, Thomas Ward, Rafael Armenta, More

MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of world-ranked star Thomas Patrick Ward.

The undefeated former British super-bantamweight champion Ward (26-0) is ranked no 3. in the world by the WBO, and made a big impression on his U.S debut in February.

Ward now takes the next steps in his career with MTK Global by his side, and he’s excited to push towards major fights after linking up with his new team.

Ward said: “I’m pleased to be teaming up with MTK Global because I believe they can get me the biggest and best fights out there, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“MTK Global are doing fabulous things and getting fighters the best opportunities out there for them and are doing the job right. Now that I’ve joined MTK Global I’m aiming for world titles. I want the biggest fights possible and I believe I can win world titles in multiple weight divisions.

“I believe fans will see a lot more of me now and see me in big fights. I’m confident that MTK Global will deliver for me and produce good things. I’ve been under the radar for a bit, but now I’m going to be on the big stage and everyone will start to take notice and see what I’m all about.”

Ward’s trainer Neil Fannon added: “We are very happy to be joining MTK Global. We have had other offers from different promoters but we feel like we have joined a team who will really look after us.

“We’re looking forward to it as we feel MTK Global has the power to guide us the final step on Tommy’s journey to a world title.

“Tommy walked into my gym at 16 and the talent was there for everyone to see. We have just brought him on steady and I’m pleased with his progress so far.”

MTK Global is proud to confirm the signing of young Mexican Rafael Armenta as he turns professional.
 
The Sinaloa teenager is a five-time State champion and national bronze medalist and trains alongside the famous Montiel family, who have already produced a trio of world champions.
 
Armenta – brother of current pro ‘Roca’ Armenta – will compete in the lightweight division.
 
Armenta said: “I’m so proud to sign for the biggest management company in the world in MTK Global. With them and the Montiels behind me, I’m with the best.
 
“I believe I can go all the way in this sport and joining MTK Global means I can focus purely on being the best fighter I can be, knowing they’ll get me all the opportunities I need.
 
“I will represent Sinaloa and Mexico with pride and I believe MTK Global will guide me to a world title.”

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 Dina Thorslund’s (13-0, 6 KOs) preparations are well underway for her WBO Female World Super Bantamweight title defence against mandatory challenger April Adams (11-1-1, 4 KOs) on June 22 at the Forum Horsens in Denmark.
 
The Danish boxing queen is back for a second defence of her WBO crown following a unanimous points win over Germany’s Alesia Graf on January 19, and the 25 year-old from Struer is fully focused on retaining her title.
 
“My training is going exactly to plan,” she says. “I train twice a day, six times a week. My daily workouts consist of running and boxing training combined with strength and endurance work, and I can feel myself improving every day."
 
Ahead of her clash with Australia's 'Armageddon' Adams, Thorslund has been sparring with Horsens boxer Michael Nielsen, the current 56kg Danish amateur champion, who makes his professional debut on her undercard.
 
“Sparring is definitely the type of training that I love and enjoy the most, and it has gone very well with Michael as he is also preparing to fight on June 22.

“I believe I will be in my best shape ever when I step into the ring, and I’m really looking forward to a great fight at the Forum Horsens because I know April Adams will be coming one per cent prepared and in great shape also.
 
“This is her chance of a lifetime. Fighting for my World title. That’s the case with all my opponents now. They all want my belt. But I’m going to kick ass more than ever this time. I want to send Adams back ‘Down Under’ with a bang!”
 
Thorslund’s World title defence tops an action-packed card at the Forum Horsens, which also features Danish heavyweight hope Kem Ljungquist, rising featherweight star Frederik Hede Jensen, Vejle super middleweight Haris Dzindo and Horsens boxers Michael Nielsen and Amer Rasinlic. 

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