MTK Global have announced the signing of world-ranked star Thomas Patrick Ward (26-0).
The undefeated former British super-bantamweight champion Ward is ranked no 3. in the world by the WBO, and made a big impression on his U.S debut in February.
Ward, 25 from County Durham, now takes the next steps in his career with MTK Global by his side, and he’s excited to push towards major fights after linking up with his new team.
West Rainton's Ward said: “I’m pleased to be teaming up with MTK Global because I believe they can get me the biggest and best fights out there, so I’m really looking forward to it.
“MTK Global are doing fabulous things and getting fighters the best opportunities out there for them and are doing the job right. Now that I’ve joined MTK Global I’m aiming for world titles. I want the biggest fights possible and I believe I can win world titles in multiple weight divisions.
“I believe fans will see a lot more of me now and see me in big fights. I’m confident that MTK Global will deliver for me and produce good things. I’ve been under the radar for a bit, but now I’m going to be on the big stage and everyone will start to take notice and see what I’m all about.”
Ward’s trainer Neil Fannon added: “We are very happy to be joining MTK Global. We have had other offers from different promoters but we feel like we have joined a team who will really look after us.
“We’re looking forward to it as we feel MTK Global has the power to guide us the final step on Tommy’s journey to a world title.
“Tommy walked into my gym at 16 and the talent was there for everyone to see. We have just brought him on steady and I’m pleased with his progress so far.”
MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “There’s a new star in the MTK Global universe because we think Thomas is a special talent.
“Not many fighters have achieved what he has in winning British and European titles and impressing on an American debut – all by the age of 25.
“We saw the hunger for boxing in the north-east at our recent #MTKFightNight and in Thomas we bring in one of the most talented boxers the area has produced in recent years.”