Robert Waterman has added another Peterborough fighter to his stable.
Waterman already has deals with fans’ favourites Cello Renda, Michael Maguire, Sam Barron and Joe Sladok and last night Karl Wheeler signed a managerial contract.
Wheeler is on his way back after eight years out of the ring – and that’s good news for the city’s fight fans.
He was a real crowd-pleaser in his 13-fight career – his up-and-down scrap with JJ Ojuederie ranks with the best fights seen in the city in the last decade – and Waterman hopes the all-action cruiserweight will be back in action before the end of the year.
Waterman has brought big-time boxing back to Peterborough after a break of more than four years and promoted Renda’s English-title fight with Danny Butler at the Arena in June.
With Wheeler and King’s Lynn boxer Karl Tansley now on his books, he is planning more big shows in 2014.
“The public in Peterborough and the surrounding areas have given us great support and for that reason, we are investing in local talent,” said Waterman, who has worked with stars including David Haye and Ricky Hatton.
“I’m delighted Karl has decided to join the team and if the public keep supporting us, we can look to put on bigger and better shows in Peterborough.”
Maguire, rated a possible future world champion by Waterman, could be boxing for English honours in the city in 2014.