Trent Rawlins to turn pro with Brawlers, be trained by ex-champ Chris Byrd
Former World Series of Boxing fighter and amateur standout Trent Rawlins is set to return to the United States tomorrow morning to begin a run in the pro ranks with Brawlers Sports Management Group.
The 27 year-old reached an agreement with CEO Rick Mohamed months ago to embark on a new chapter, and after securing a Visa, Rawlins is now heading for a new beginning in his career in the heavyweight ranks.
Rawlins is expected to begin training with former IBF Champion Chris Byrd immediately upon touching down Stateside as the former rugby player is lined up to make his debut in the paid ranks sometime in September.
“Mr. Rawlins reached out to me over a year ago seeking good management, and after we spoke several times over the phone and emails, he decided to sign with Brawlers Sports Management Group,” Rick Mohamed explained.
“Trent came to me and said he had been approached by many, but none had stood out or sounded genuine enough for him to trust in. Trent stated he was looking for a team that was made up of a brotherhood, trust, and integrity.
“I worked with Trent’s Attorney in San Francisco, CA Mr. Donald Smith to assist in getting Trent’s P-1 Visa re-approved since his previous time in the US with the World Series Boxing (WSB) had expired and he had to go back to his home in Australia.
“We are looking forward to working with Trent as he was selected to compete in the world’s finest amateur heavyweight competition, and standing at 6″4 and weighing 230 of all muscle with only 12% of that being body fat, has all the attributes to become the next Heavyweight Champion of the World!
“We have an awesome training plan for Trent that was created by Chris Byrd and we have no doubts that Trent has the dedication and motivation to accomplish what he has set out to do.
“We will now be reaching out to various promoters with possible interest in putting Trent on some of their upcoming cards. One Promoter in particular who seems very eager to get behind Trent and help launch his career, is the brilliant Jolene Mizzone, the VP of Boxing Operations for the promotional company, Main Events and we look forward to getting Trent started right away.
“Hopefully we can strike up a good working relationship with Ms. Mizzone and would be interested to see how she can help Trent’s career flourish moving forward at this exciting time.
“We know that Trent is very anxious to get into the gym upon his arrival and has stated to me that he would probably go train in the evening time upon his arrival after a nap. This is nothing more than pure determination of wanting to become the best in your craft, this is a manager and trainer’s dream fighter and myself and Chris look forward to a very long and productive career for Team Rawlins.”
A two-time Australian President’s Cup bronze medallist, Rawlins is ready to embark on the beginnings of a promising career in the top division, with more news to come on his maiden fight in the USA soon.
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