MTK Global is delighted to partner with leading trainer Sean O’Hagan to announce the launch of MTK Leeds.
The move sees some of O’Hagan’s stable of talented fighters link up with MTK Global, creating plenty of new opportunities for a number of exciting up and coming talents.
Following his huge upset win over Jono Carroll, Maxi Hughes will be one of the big names working with MTK Global through the new partnership, along with a number of others.
It also creates a base for several of MTK Global’s already-established Yorkshire stars, including undefeated sensation Jack Bateson, and Bradford hero Darren Tetley, fresh off of his incredible fight with Liam Taylor.
The new set-up continues a fantastic summer of sporting success for Leeds, with the football team making their long-awaited return to the Premier League, and Leeds now given the chance to become a big boxing city again.
MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Sean O’Hagan to create a new boxing hub with MTK Leeds.
“We believe by investing in Leeds we can expand on the hotbed that Leeds already has, and create a base that can constantly develop fighters, so that when crowds return it generates atmospheres that we know the Leeds fans are capable of.
“There is a depth of talent here in Leeds and the surrounding areas, and with a constant stream of shows developing fighters, we believe we will find the next Josh Warrington.”
World title-winning trainer Sean O’Hagan added: “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with MTK Global to set up MTK Leeds. Leeds has always been a key area for boxing, and this fantastic partnership means it can continue once again.
“There are so many talented fighters in this area who might not have got the chance to showcase their skills to a big audience, but after teaming up with MTK Global, we’re now going to see these boxers get the opportunities they deserve, so I can’t wait.”
The launch of MTK Leeds means MTK Global has now expanded to an incredible 20 locations worldwide, following the unveiling of MTK Miami, Lake District, MTK Munich, MTK Denmark (based in Aarhus) and MTK Costa Brava throughout the year.
They join strongholds in Osaka, Japan; Marbella and Tenerife, Spain; London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Scotland, United Kingdom; Johannesburg, South Africa; Santa Catarina, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Tucson, Arizona, USA and Dubai, UAE.
MTK Global unveils Lake District training camp facility
MTK Global is delighted to announce the groundbreaking launch of the new MTK Lake District training camp facility.
The state-of-the-art complex will be the UK’s answer to the renowned Big Bear Gym in America, offering boxers the chance to spend training camps in the Lake District surrounded by elite-level equipment and surroundings.
The boxing focused camp will be the first of its kind in the UK, with an ABA affiliated gym, on-site accommodation, a huge outdoor training facility, hot tubs, saunas, and ice baths just some of the incredible benefits available.
MTK Global will be teaming up with former boxer Ryan Watson to launch the new facility, and he is delighted with the initiative.
He said: “Watson’s Boxing and Fitness is extremely excited for this new venture. To be teaming up with the world’s foremost boxing management company in MTK Global is an amazing opportunity.
“Currently we are an ABA affiliated gym and we have a large outdoor training facility which is located within the Lake District. We have hot tubs, ice tubs, and saunas along with a log cabin and pods for accommodation for potential elite boxers and trainers to use.
“Watson’s Gym is extremely beneficial for boxers as we are one of a kind and able to cover all aspects of training to help boxers progress, thrive, and become future champions.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved, as this is something that we have aimed for. To be able to offer a unique boxing facility is incredible, and especially being one of a kind within the UK is just phenomenal. My dad Frank is a partner in the business too, so it’s great to be working alongside him on this as well.
“As I have been a professional boxer and managed and trained by world-class trainer Johnny Roye of MTK Manchester, I feel I have great knowledge to advise and train future boxers. My advice to any future boxers young or old coming to Watson’s Gym is to work and train hard. We promise to give our full commitment and attention in their training.”
MTK Global Chief Strategy Officer Paul Gibson added: “We noticed a gap in the market for boxing-specific fight camps in the UK so it is wonderful to embark on this venture with Ryan.
“As an old MTK Manchester fighter himself, we know he shares our values in terms of providing boxers with the best opportunities to succeed in the sport and in life.
“This MTK Lake District training camp is a part of that ethos with facilities and an environment that are ideal for boxers looking to focus their preparation ahead of a fight.
“The goal is to make it as iconic as a Deer Lake or a Big Bear and to house just as many champions as those two famous camps.”