MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of former undefeated world champion Terry Flanagan (33-2, 13 KOs).
The 29-year-old 'Turbo' has lost back-to-back fights but wants to chase down big names such as Mikey Garcia or the winner of Lomachenko and Luke Campbell.
The Mancunian made five defences of the WBO world lightweight crown before stepping up to super-lightweight and challenging for WBO and WBC Diamond honours.
Flanagan said: “I’m happy and I feel like it’s a new chapter in my career. Steve Wood and Frank Warren did everything for me, from helping me get the British title to then winning a world title and defending it five times, so I’m extremely grateful to them.
“They always believed in me, but I’m at the stage now in my career where I need to be active. MTK Global are of the same opinion, and they have set a plan out for me for 2019.
“I’m really pleased to sign with them as they have some really big fighters and I see myself up there alongside those guys.”
Flanagan’s trainer Steve Maylett said: “I want to thank Steve Wood and Frank Warren for supporting Terry for a long time. They really got behind him and we owe a lot to them for the hard work they put in.
“We had offers elsewhere for Terry but when we spoke to MTK Global, they had a plan that was exactly what we wanted. With them being one of the biggest management teams not only in the country but in the world, we felt it would suit Terry’s career best to join.
“Terry needs to get back busy, I see him in the gym and I know the very high level that he is at. He still has his top level skills, chin and fast hands, and this will get his juices flowing again. At lightweight he can be there up with the best in the world.”
MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “We are delighted to bring yet another top class fighter onto our books in Terry, who we are confident will be back where he belongs very soon – and that’s with a world championship belt around his waist.
“Boxing in the Manchester area has a unique history and with fighters such as Terry in with a chance of winning multiple world titles, that tradition will continue to flourish.”