By Tom Prosser
Ethan George is the latest Welsh boxer to turn professional and he has inked a deal with MTK Global who also manage the likes of Tyson Fury and Josh Taylor.
Hailing from Llanelli, George caused an impact on the local amateur scene, with a lot of his fights ending in victory with one punch knockouts.
The former National Finalist now enters the paid ranks under the tutelage of world-renowned trainer Tony Borg, who also trains the likes of former world champion Lee Selby.
“I’m very excited to be joining MTK Global. This is a massive opportunity which I’m going to snatch with both hands,” explains George.
“It feels amazing and it’s an honour to be on the same team as such high level and successful champions.
“As an amateur I didn’t enter a lot of competitions but I got to the national finals and I have a lot of one punch knockouts.
“I’m Sure there are many more to come.”
George is confident that his style suits the professional ranks and is looking forward to making his debut in the coming months.
“I’m finding that the transition to professional really suits my fighting style.
“I’ve changed as a fighter and I’m now a different animal.
“The professional style suits me to the ground. Instead of a quick sprint point scoring over three rounds, I’m enjoying punching correctly and using more damaging punches over a longer period of time.
“I am a very proud Welsh man and I’ll do anything to put Wales back on the map at the big stage in boxing. I’m very excited about the journey ahead.
“I’m hoping to get out soon, but I’m ready whenever and wherever. By this time next year I want to be knocking on the door for titles. If I knock hard enough, I can’t be denied.”
MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “We’re pleased to welcome Ethan George to the team. We have the likes of Liam Williams and Jay Harris at MTK Global who have been flying the flag for Welsh boxing for the last few years, and we’re confident that Ethan can now continue that success.”
News on when George will be making his professional debut will be announced in due course.