MTK Global is delighted to announce an advisory deal with former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler.
Butler (31-2, 15 KOs) earned world honours back in 2014, and the 31-year-old has remained a serious contender at the top level from that point onwards, challenging for a world title on two more occasions.
Highly-ranked by both the IBF and the WBC, the Ellesmere Port man now has the chance to add to his prestigious career after teaming up with MTK Global, and he’s looking forward to his long-awaited return.
Butler said: “I’m over the moon to be joining the MTK team. It’s a team I’ve always looked at and thought ‘wow they are taking over,’ so I’m very excited for the journey I’m about to begin.
“Over the last 18 months it’s been a bit of a struggle not getting the fights I’ve wanted. I’ve seen what MTK can deliver for their fighters and I can’t wait to be a part of it and adding some titles to their stable. I’m hoping to win a world title again.
“I’m willing to fight anybody they put in front of me. Of course I want the big titles and world titles as that’s my main goal, so whoever has a world title I will face.
“It’s brilliant to be a part of the same team as my gym-mates Liam Smith, Hosea Burton and Tasha Jonas too, as you just have to look at what MTK are doing and delivering for them.”
MTK Global Chief Strategy Officer Paul Gibson added: “Paul is another massive signing for MTK and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with him at this crucial stage of his career.
“He’s been left treading water a little for the past 18 months but I know he’s fully focused on becoming a two-time world champion and we’ll do all we can to help him achieve that dream.”
News on when Butler will have his first bout as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.
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.
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.
“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.”
News on when Diaz will have his first bout as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.