MTK Global announce the signing of Southern Area super-lightweight champion Mikey Sakyi.
The 28-year-old Londoner won the title with a sensational final-round stoppage of Siar Ozgul at York Hall back in July and is on the hunt for further titles in 2019.
Sakyi said: “I was thinking about how I wanted my career to progress and I saw what MTK Global are doing for their fighters. For me to get the best out of myself, I needed a team with connections everywhere.
“People say I’ve got real power but I’m just here to fight. If you let your hands go, everyone can punch. We’re all grown men. However the wins come, I’ll take them. I know I can punch but I’m not going to say I’m a crazy puncher.
“I just want to keep picking up titles and I’m hoping to get a shot at the Commonwealth later in the year. The English, the British – I don’t mind. Whatever comes first, I’ll take it. I don’t focus on anyone else but I’m happy to fight them all.”
MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “We welcome Mikey to the team having been hugely impressed with his recent exploits. He’s clearly an improving fighter on the rise in the strong UK super-lightweight division.
“The boxing scene in and around London is thriving at the moment and we look forward to helping Mikey establish himself as a key player. He’s already provided fans with some great entertainment and signing with us guarantees him platforms on which to do so again.”
News of Sakyi’s first fight under the MTK Global banner will be announced in due course.
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