MTK Global is delighted to partner with leading trainer Sean O’Hagan to announce the launch of MTK Leeds.

The move sees some of O’Hagan’s stable of talented fighters link up with MTK Global, creating plenty of new opportunities for a number of exciting up and coming talents.

Following his huge upset win over Jono Carroll, Maxi Hughes will be one of the big names working with MTK Global through the new partnership, along with a number of others.

It also creates a base for several of MTK Global’s already-established Yorkshire stars, including undefeated sensation Jack Bateson, and Bradford hero Darren Tetley, fresh off of his incredible fight with Liam Taylor.

The new set-up continues a fantastic summer of sporting success for Leeds, with the football team making their long-awaited return to the Premier League, and Leeds now given the chance to become a big boxing city again.

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Sean O’Hagan to create a new boxing hub with MTK Leeds.

“We believe by investing in Leeds we can expand on the hotbed that Leeds already has, and create a base that can constantly develop fighters, so that when crowds return it generates atmospheres that we know the Leeds fans are capable of.

“There is a depth of talent here in Leeds and the surrounding areas, and with a constant stream of shows developing fighters, we believe we will find the next Josh Warrington.”

World title-winning trainer Sean O’Hagan added: “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with MTK Global to set up MTK Leeds. Leeds has always been a key area for boxing, and this fantastic partnership means it can continue once again.

“There are so many talented fighters in this area who might not have got the chance to showcase their skills to a big audience, but after teaming up with MTK Global, we’re now going to see these boxers get the opportunities they deserve, so I can’t wait.”

The launch of MTK Leeds means MTK Global has now expanded to an incredible 20 locations worldwide, following the unveiling of MTK Miami, Lake District, MTK Munich, MTK Denmark (based in Aarhus) and MTK Costa Brava throughout the year.

They join strongholds in Osaka, Japan; Marbella and Tenerife, Spain; London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Scotland, United Kingdom; Johannesburg, South Africa; Santa Catarina, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Tucson, Arizona, USA and Dubai, UAE.

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Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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