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UK News: Hughes, Turner, Donnelly, McFadden, McComb

MTK Global is proud to announce the signings of promising Liverpool boxers Sean Turner and Shawn Hughes.
 
Heavyweight Turner (1-0-) has already sparred the likes of David Price while England international Hughes is looking to campaign as a light-heavyweight.
 
Turner said: “MTK Global is the perfect fit for me. They’ll get me out fighting and active again.
 
“I didn’t know when I made my debut but I was misled down the wrong route with the wrong board. I then sparred David Price in Derry Mathews’ gym and that led to Derry taking me under his wing and getting me signed up with the correct one.
 
“I see myself at a good level already but I need experience and then I will start thinking about titles in due course.
 
“There’s a good heavyweight scene in Liverpool spearheaded by David Price. I also sparred Alex Dickinson a few weeks ago. He’s a good lad. There’s good sparring and we’re all helping each other out.
 
“Fans can expect explosive performances from me and I’m looking forward to getting started.”

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Hughes said: “MTK Global is well known globally. They’ve got a good background with the fighters that they’ve been signing so they’re the best management company at this moment in time.
 
“Within two years I want to be challenging for titles. The team want that too. The cruiserweight division is a bit open but we’re going to try and light-heavyweight.
 
“I started at the age of 12 and boxed for England. I had 35 amateur fights and job commitments prevented me from turning over earlier.
 
“I just come to fight. I’m exciting to watch. If I can put my opponents away early then that’s what I’ll do.”

Elite amateurs Steven Donnelly and Sean McComb will begin their professional careers on the ground-breaking Windsor Park card in Belfast on August 18.
 
Two-time Commonwealth Games medallist Donnelly debuts at light-middleweight while former Northern Ireland captain McComb is handed a chance to shine in his hometown; the pair joining the likes of Carl Frampton, Tyson Fury and Paddy Barnes on a spectacular show.
 
Donnelly said: “It’s great. I just can’t wait. You want a big stage to make your debut on and this time last year, it’s strange to think I was ready to give it all up! Now I’ve trained hard and it’s a huge pro debut on the table.
 
“Belfast is definitely turning into the fight capital of Europe. You’ve all the talented fighters turning pro and MTK Global are making the moves. I just can’t wait to get in there and start showing what I can do.
 
“Michael Conlan’s homecoming was a great atmosphere but Windsor Park holds many more than The SSE Arena and will be packed to the rafters. It’s just a great occasion and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
 
McComb said: “I’m eager to fight at Windsor Park. I know it can be a bad thing that you try and push it too hard to look good. I’ll be completely relaxed and I won’t be looking for a knockout.
 
“A lot of people have a lot of time for me in Belfast because I’m a genuine guy. I just get on and don’t call people out or have an ego about me. I get on well with everyone. I’m expecting a good atmosphere.
 
“It’s massive to be part of something like this on your debut. There are so many great fighters – Carl Frampton, Tyson Fury, Paddy Barnes and loads more – and they’re all on the same bill. It’s huge to be on this card and I’m proud.”

MTK Global is proud to confirm the signing of two-time Commonwealth Games medallist Reece McFadden.
 
The Scottish flyweight won 150 of 165 bouts – including a victory over Andrew Selby – during a glittering amateur career and will look to establish himself quickly in the paid ranks.
 
The 23-year-old old McFadden said: “I’m delighted. I’ve been boxing since I was nine and I absolutely loved it straight away.
 
“I believe MTK Global is the best place for boxers to be. They’ll put me on great shows and on great events as I progress.
 
“I switch between orthodox and southpaw very well. It comes to me quite naturally and my favourite punch would be the uppercut.
 
“In terms of my influences, Vasyl Lomachenko is my current idol although historically, I loved Mike Tyson.”
 
In addition to his exploits at the Commonwealth Games, McFadden is a four-time British amateur champion, three-time gold medallist at Finland’s famous Tammer Tournament and is the reigning Scottish champion.

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