MTK Global Signs World Champion Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz

MTK Global is delighted to announce the huge signing of IBF super-featherweight champion Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz on an advisory deal.

Diaz (31-1, 15 KOs) is regarded as one of the best fighters in the world, and is the latest big name American signing for MTK Global during its continued expansion into the US.

Diaz joins fellow American superstars Lorenzo ‘Truck’ Simpson and Jonathan Lopez by signing with MTK Global in the past week, making it another big sign of things to come stateside.

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Diaz has looked sensational throughout his professional career, and in his last outing claimed the IBF super-featherweight title with a fantastic victory over Tevin Farmer in January.

His incredible style makes him one of the most must-see fighters around to watch, having been involved in a number of extremely entertaining contests.

During his prestigious amateur career, he competed at the 2012 Olympics in London, and at just 27-years-old, the Californian native is destined for massive success in boxing for years to come.

Diaz said: “I’m very excited to announce that MTK Global and I are now working together.

“As a professional athlete it is very crucial to have a team looking out for my best interests, and I am proud to have MTK a part of it, with now being the most important time of my career.

“MTK has done a great job with some big names in the boxing world and as a champion it is essential to maximize opportunities both inside and outside the ring.

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“I’m looking forward to the next few years with MTK, and I will continue to prove what I’m about. Most importantly, I want to thank God for blessing me with everything I am and what I stand for.”

MTK Global CEO Bob Yalen added: “We are honoured to welcome a boxing superstar in world champion JoJo Diaz to the team.

“His amazing record speaks for itself and he’s one of the best pound for pound boxers in the world, so to have him sign with MTK Global is a massive statement of intent in terms of our expansion into America.

“He currently holds the IBF super-featherweight belt, and we’re determined to help him build on that great success.

“His action-packed style means he is guaranteed to provide fireworks every time he steps through the ropes, and we’re proud to see how his amazing career unfolds.”

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News on when Diaz will have his first bout as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.

Ben and Carl Fail join MTK Global

The extremely talented siblings have each had very illustrious amateur careers, with some of Ben’s achievements including a National title and a Haringey Box Cup title, while Carl was a multiple-time National and GB champion and a two-time European silver medallist.

The accomplished pair have also been a part of Team GB for several years, but they will now take their highly-rated skills to the paid ranks alongside MTK Global.

Ben Fail said: “I’m very excited, MTK Global are a great team to be a part of. I had 78 fights as an amateur and won several titles, and now I want to be the best version of Ben Fail.

“I want to be respected and noticed as a hardworking and dedicated athlete. It was always a dream of mine and Carl’s to turn professional. We started boxing together and are each other’s biggest fans.

“I’ve stayed focused and dedicated to the sport and I’ve had more time to become a better version of myself. I’m happy, and now I’m looking forward to showing my skills.”

Carl Fail said: “MTK Global is a a brilliant company and I’m looking forward to working with them. They have plenty of world class fighters so it’s good to be on the same team, and now I’m looking forward to making my own name in the professional ranks.

“My amateur career was a great experience as I got to travel the world doing what I love, but I’m excited for the next chapter of my career. I’ll be the best version of myself and with hard work I can reach my goal of becoming world champion.

“My and my brother started boxing together so it’s only right we start in the professional ranks at the same. We’ve had each other to keep motivated and focused, and now I can’t wait to get going.”

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan added: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Ben and Carl Fail to the team. They’ve already achieved plenty of success as amateurs, and now we’re certain they’ll be successful professionals too.

“We’ve seen talented twins in boxing before, under the MTK Global banner with Liam and Ryan Walsh, and over in America with the Charlo brothers, so it’s fantastic to see Ben and Carl continuing this tradition. I can’t wait to see them both in the ring.”

News on when Ben and Carl will be making their respective professional debuts will be announced in due course.

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