Sherman Oaks, California based TGB Promotions has signed heavyweight contender IAGO KILADZE, (24-1-0, 16 KO’s) to an exclusive promotional contract, it was announced today by TOM BROWN, the company’s president.
A native of Ukraine, Kiladze has been living in the Los Angeles area and training with the renowned JOE GOOSSEN at the world famous Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California for most of 2016.
“We’re excited to start working with Iago, he’s a very hard working fighter who is looking to make his mark in the heavyweight division.” said Brown. “He’s been training with Joe and they’ve really formed a great fighter/trainer relationship.”
“Joe has been great to work with, I’ve learned so much this year and now that I’m working with TGB Promotions I look forward to the next chapter of my career in the heavyweight division,” said the 30-year-old Kiladze.
Kiladze has won his last four in a row after suffering his only defeat in November 2012 to Youri Kalenga in Berlin, Germany. Among the four victories includes a fourth round knockout of Rayford Johnson on the undercard of the World Heavyweight Championship between Wladimir Klitschko and Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden in April 2015.
“Iago’s a great learner and fighting as a heavyweight we’re going to see a much better fighter,” said Goossen. “Working with Tom is going to provide him with the opportunities he needs to maximize his potential.”
ABOUT TGB PROMOTIONS
In March of 2015, following the loss of Dan Goossen, Brown started his own promotional company, TGB Promotions. TGB Promotions helped launch the Premier Boxing Champions franchise on NBC with the network’s first major primetime fight in over 30 years. The debut of the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC was the most-watched professional boxing broadcast since 1998.
As the matchmaker for Goossen Promotions, Tom Brown deftly guided the careers of many world champions including U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists, David Reid (1996) and Andre Ward (2004) in addition to working with World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson.
Brown’s work has received a wealth of accolades from industry insiders and media worldwide. The NABF has lauded his work many times, bestowing their matchmaker of the year award upon him six times. The IBF also presented TGB Promotions its award for Most Active Promoter for the year of 2015.
Most recently the work of Brown has brought to prominence; former world champions Paul Williams and Rico Ramos in addition to highly ranked contenders Chris Arreola, Vanes Martirosyan, John Molina Jr., and Josesito Lopez along with numerous top young prospects including Olympians and twin brothers, Javier and Oscar Molina.