Joe Ham Signs With MTK Global

MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of exciting super-bantamweight contender Joe Ham.

Ham (16-2, 6 KOs) is regarded as one of the best super-bantamweight talents domestically, having won the Scottish title back in 2017, whilst also competing for the Celtic title and WBA Continental belt in recent times.

He will now take the next steps in his career under the guidance of MTK Global, and has set his sights on adding more titles to his collection.

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Ham said: “I’m very excited about joining MTK Global, they’re the biggest management team around. It’s great to be involved in the same team as the likes of Tyson Fury, Carl Frampton and especially Josh Taylor, as he is my former teammate who I went to two Commonwealth Games with and travelled the world with as an amateur.

“The first thing I’d like to achieve is to get a shot at the British title this year or next, and to be involved in some great fights in the future. I would fight anyone at my weight and I’m sure with MTK I’ll get the best opportunities to do so.

“I’ll hopefully be back before the end of the year, I’m currently in the gym training and awaiting a fight date, so I can’t wait to return.”

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan added: “We’re pleased to welcome Joe to the team. He’s already achieved a lot in his career and we’re certain he will continue to have great success after teaming up with MTK.

“There are a number of exciting super-bantamweights now under the MTK banner, and it opens the door to potentially see some brilliant fights between them all in the future.”

News on when Ham will have his first fight as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.

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Hovhannes Bachkov signs with MTK Global

MTK Global is proud to announce the signing of world-class amateur superstar Hovhannes Bachkov as he turns professional.

Armenian hero Bachkov has been regarded as one of the best amateurs in the world for a number of years, having won gold medals at the European Games in 2019 and the European Championships in 2017, and bronze medals at the World Championships in 2019 and 2017.

He also represented his country at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and looks destined for an extremely bright future after teaming up with MTK Global.

Bachkov said: “It was time for me to box in the professional ranks, and MTK Global is the best management company with many champions.

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“I have a lot of memories of fights in the amateurs, but I have not yet reached my goal in boxing. As a professional athlete, I want to become world champion and be the best fighter in my weight class.

“I was pleased to be an amateur and compete in all the competitions and win all the fights that I did, but now I’m very excited to turn professional.”

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan said: “We are delighted to announce the signing of Hovhannes Bachkov to MTK Global. Hovhannes is widely regarded as one of the best amateur boxers in the world, and his all-action fan friendly style has seen him medal at World and European Championships, as well as become an Olympian at Rio 2016.

“At MTK we have always prided ourselves in being the only management company that is truly global in both fighters and gyms located throughout the world.

“To acquire his services is a huge a statement of our intent, and going forward these elite level fighters are the calibre of signing that we are looking to acquire.”

News on when Bachkov will make his highly-awaited professional debut will be announced in due course.

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