MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of WBO Youth African champion Luyanda Ntwanambe, who will operate as part of the recently-formed MTK Africa.
The flyweight ‘Pretty Boy’, who is trained by Ben Mtyhaleseli, won multiple trophies as an amateur and has raced to a record of 5-0-1 since turning professional in 2017.
Ntwanambe said: “As a young fighter, I want the best for myself and for my career to blossom as soon as possible and this will help me achieve that.
“With MTK Global, I believe I’m destined to receive the right opportunities at the right time, so this is the perfect move for my boxing career at this stage.
“I had a relatively short amateur career before turning professional and I’m still learning. I took it up because it’s very popular in my township and now I plan to keep improving and winning more titles.”
Head of MTK Africa Colin Nathan added: “We’re delighted to have secured the signing of Luyanda and believe him to be one of the most promising talents in African boxing.
“The exciting thing about Luyanda is that while he’s already shown a significant level of ability, there’s so much more to come in terms of improvement.
“We’re sure fans will enjoy his style and we look forward to helping him achieve all he wants to achieve in this sport.”
Undefeated Commonwealth flyweight champion Jay Harris has signed a promotional deal with MTK Global and will fight on the Cardiff show on March 1.
The Welshman has blasted to 14-0-KO8 since turning professional in 2013 – winning the title in both 2017 and 2018 – and now has other belts in mind after a brutal three-round stoppage of Ross Murray last time out.
Harris said: “I’m really excited to have joined the MTK Global team and I believe with them backing me, I’ll finally get the fights I deserve and push on towards major titles.
“These iFL TV shows are such a good thing for the sport. They give relatively unknown boxers the platform on which to be seen and a chance to connect with new fans. The popularity of streaming is going from strength to strength.
“My goals for 2019 are pretty simple. I just want to win titles and I know MTK Global will help me do that. I’d love a British title shot by the end of the year so we’ll see how things go.
“I rate myself highly despite the flyweight division being competitive. I’ve sparred with some of the best flyweights and super-flyweights out there already and I’ve more than held my own.”
Promoter Lee Eaton said: “We’re delighted to have secured this promotional deal with Jay, who’s one of the most exciting flyweights out there. We saw that in his last bout.
“As these shows continue to take off we hope to have fighters like Jay grace the stages and give the fans what they want – boxing entertainment.”
Alongside Harris on a growing card in the Welsh capital is IBF European super-lightweight champion Akeem Ennis Brown defending against Bilal Rehman, Jacob Robinson vs. Jonny Phillips and many more.
MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of exciting featherweight talent Ross Cooksey as he looks to continue his unbeaten run in 2019.
Cooksey (6-0) has looked impressive in his career so far, winning all six of his fights in dominant fashion since making his debut in in 2017.
The Barrow-in-Furness star now joins his good friend Liam Conroy in joining MTK Global, and Cooksey is hoping to follow in his footsteps.
Cooksey said: “I’m really looking forward to working with MTK. I was quite inactive last year so it should hopefully now be a busy year and I’m excited to get back in there.
“I want to build on what I’ve achieved so far. MTK have been getting lots of their boxers into big fights and there are great opportunities with them. Liam Conroy is a good friend of mine and he’s always told me good things.
“MTK have done a great job with Liam and I’m sure they can do one with me too. Jono Carroll is another who a few years ago talked about maybe retiring, but then he teamed up with MTK and now he’s got a world title shot, so I’m delighted to be joining them.”
Promoter and trainer Johnney Roye added: “I am pleased to be working with Ross. He is a very dedicated and hard working young man. He has bags of potential, so let’s see where his journey leads.”