MTK Global is delighted to announce the signings of twin sensations Ben and Carl Fail as they turn professional.
The extremely talented siblings have each had very illustrious amateur careers, with some of Ben’s achievements including a National title and a Haringey Box Cup title, while Carl was a multiple-time National and GB champion and a two-time European silver medallist.
The accomplished pair have also been a part of Team GB for several years, but they will now take their highly-rated skills to the paid ranks alongside MTK Global.
Ben Fail said: “I’m very excited, MTK Global are a great team to be a part of. I had 78 fights as an amateur and won several titles, and now I want to be the best version of Ben Fail.
“I want to be respected and noticed as a hardworking and dedicated athlete. It was always a dream of mine and Carl’s to turn professional. We started boxing together and are each other’s biggest fans.
“I’ve stayed focused and dedicated to the sport and I’ve had more time to become a better version of myself. I’m happy, and now I’m looking forward to showing my skills.”
Carl Fail said: “MTK Global is a a brilliant company and I’m looking forward to working with them. They have plenty of world class fighters so it’s good to be on the same team, and now I’m looking forward to making my own name in the professional ranks.
“My amateur career was a great experience as I got to travel the world doing what I love, but I’m excited for the next chapter of my career. I’ll be the best version of myself and with hard work I can reach my goal of becoming world champion.
“My and my brother started boxing together so it’s only right we start in the professional ranks at the same. We’ve had each other to keep motivated and focused, and now I can’t wait to get going.”
MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan added: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Ben and Carl Fail to the team. They’ve already achieved plenty of success as amateurs, and now we’re certain they’ll be successful professionals too.
“We’ve seen talented twins in boxing before, under the MTK Global banner with Liam and Ryan Walsh, and over in America with the Charlo brothers, so it’s fantastic to see Ben and Carl continuing this tradition. I can’t wait to see them both in the ring.”
News on when Ben and Carl will be making their respective professional debuts will be announced in due course.
Daytona Beach, FL- Christy Martin Promotions in association with Payne Boxing Series announces the rescheduled date for Battle at the Beach III, August 15 at the Ocean Center, and the action will be livestreamed by TYC Sports International TV Argentina.
“We're going to bring the boxing excitement in August,” Christy said. “The fighters are ready to get back out there and put on a show. Our main event has Alberto Palmetta, who's 13-1 and is coming off of a win on Showtime. Covid 19 has given us some challenges, but I'm determined to get things moving in boxing, and Daytona Beach on August 15 is the first step we're taking.”
The balance of the card will be announced soon. Scheduled to appear are: main event welterweights Alberto Palmetta vs. TreSean Wiggins; welterweights Francisco Emmanuel vs. Cleotis Pendarvis; super middleweight Kevin King; and featherweight Frenchy Fortunato vs. Gustavo Molina of Mexico.
The Ocean Center is located at 101 North Atlantic Blvd., Daytona. Tickets are priced at $42 general admission, $62 and $102 for floor seats, and are on sale at eventbrite.com or from fighters. For those attending the fight live, Christy Martin Promotions will have masks for sale, check temperatures, and will maintain proper social distance measures for the safety of the boxing community. Doors open at 5 PM and fights start at 6 PM.
WBC Super Featherweight Asian Boxing Council "Action" Jackson England's (12-1) rise continued when he was officially named in the World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight top 40 on Wednesday.
The Western Australian -based prodigy was thrilled upon finding out about his new world ranking.
"I checked Facebook and saw that I had been tagged in a bunch of stuff about world rankings, and then I just couldn't believe it when I saw my name in the top 40, that's why manager is the best in the world," he said.
"That's a legitimate world ranking from a very high sanctioning body of the sport - to think about that is just insane. I'm over the moon about it."
At just 22 years old, England has already made a name for himself on the global scene with 12 wins from his 13 bouts. Now his top 40 ranking is set to open further doors.
Bigger opponents, bigger fight cards and more eyes on his bouts can be expected in the rising star's near future.
"It's exciting, because now you never know when someone in the top 20 or maybe the top 15 might take a look down the list and say they want to fight me. I'm not afraid to fight anybody, so if that opportunity comes, I'll be ecstatic."
But England's return to the ring could still be some time away, with WA's professional boxing scene still up in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I love boxing and I love putting on a show, so it's been a frustrating few months," he said.
"But that's just the way of the world at the moment. All I can do is train hard and be ready when we get the green light to fight again. I have huge respect and admiration for the Moloney brothers and they are prime examples of what can happen and we have the same manager."
MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of undefeated Thornaby star Joe Maphosa.
Maphosa (10-0, 1 KO) is a former Team GB standout, having won a number of accolades during his amateur career, before going on to turn professional in 2017.
He has looked extremely impressive since entering the paid ranks, winning all 10 of his fights in impressive fashion, with the most recent of those coming in February when he competed on a huge #MTKFightNight in Newcastle.
MTK Global will be working alongside Phil Jeffries to guide the career of Maphosa, and the duo are extremely excited about the future.
Maphosa said: "I am very excited to be joining MTK Global. They are one of the biggest companies in boxing today, so it’s a pleasure to be part of a huge team
"MTK global are doing great work with some of the biggest names in boxing and its an honour to be on the same team as the likes of Tyson Fury, Billy Joe Saunders, Josh Taylor and Carl Frampton.
"I am happy with how my career has gone so far, but with signing with MTK will take me to the next level. Over the last few months I’ve been desperate to get into the swing of things.
"During lockdown I just had to be dedicated and continue ticking over with my training, with a lot of running, cycling and body weight training. Things are slowly getting back to normal and I can’t wait to start camp!
"I'm hoping to stay busy and active, and now I’ve signed with MTK I can get my career moving in the right direction. I’m in the sport to be a world champion and that’s the stage I'm aiming for, so it's big fights and big nights ahead."
Jeffries added: "I'm really excited to have Joe Maphosa joining MTK Global alongside my other boxers Lewis Ritson and Thomas Patrick Ward.
"I think MTK Global has a great future in boxing and are well trusted by always putting the boxers first. Since working with MTK they have done everything promised, and I'm really chuffed to have Joe joining."
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