MTK Global to co-manage unbeaten Shabaz Masoud

MTK Global is delighted to announce a co-management deal with unbeaten Stoke-on-Trent ace Shabaz Masoud.

Masoud (7-0, 1 KO) has looked sensational in his career so far, with stand out performances coming in front of the BT Sport cameras in 2019 when he defeated Yesner Talavera and Stefan Nicolae in extremely impressive fashion.

The 24-year-old will now be co-managed by Ben Davison under MTK Global, alongside existing manager Mervyn Turner, who has superbly guided Masoud’s career so far.

Masoud said: “I’m delighted to have been able to get this over the line. I know with the right team I can go all the way and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

“I have great relationships with Ben Davison and Mervyn Turner. I respect them both massively. MTK Global are the biggest management company in the world too, so I’m certain that we have the perfect combination for success.”

Ben Davison added: “I’m over the moon to be working alongside Mervyn Turner and Asgar Tair with Shabaz, who is someone I’ve always been very impressed with.

“MTK Global, Mervyn, myself, Asgar and all of our team see great potential in Shabaz in so many areas, so it’s exciting times ahead.”

Mervyn Turner added: “I’m extremely proud to get this deal done for Shabaz. He has shown in his career so far that he is a star for the future and he now has a fantastic platform to achieve his goals.”

News on Shabaz’s first bout as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.

MTK Global signs amateur sensation Adam Azim

MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of incredible amateur star Adam Azim ahead of his plans to turn professional.

Azim will be entering the paid ranks when he turns 18 in July, leaving behind a sensational amateur career which saw him win a number of amazing accolades, including 10 National Titles, One European Championship and a European silver medal.

He also managed the superb achievement of winning every national title from Schoolboys to Youths, and was the number one ranked Youth Amateur in the world at welterweight.

Slough boxer Adam now joins his brother Hassan Azim at MTK Global, and he is extremely excited about what the future will hold with his new team.

Adam Azim said: “I am very excited by the opportunity to be working with MTK Global who will be managing my next stage of my career.

“By signing a management deal with MTK Global, I have sacrificed an amateur career with Team GB and would have been a favourite for the Paris Olympics in 2024, but I feel I have exhausted my time as an amateur and I am ready for the professional ranks.

“There is no better management organisation to manage me and to take me to the world titles at lightweight. I want to fight the best lightweights in the world and to be the best you have to be with the best in MTK Global.

“My brother has already signed with MTK and I feel I’m keeping it within the family by signing with MTK Global. I look forward to a fruitful relationship with MTK Global.”

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan said: “We are honoured to be welcoming Adam Azim to the team. He had an illustrious amateur career and we’re extremely confident he will replicate it as a professional.

“He joins his brother Hassan in the MTK Global stable, and it is going to be very exciting watching these two fantastic boxers develop their careers over the coming years.”

News on when Azim will be making his professional debut will be announced in due course.

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