Diamond Mathew Fitzsimons to make boxing return with new team


Assassin Promotions are determined to polish up a “diamond in the rough” in Mathew Fitzsimons over the next 12 months.

The Brighton outfit added the featherweight to an an Irish element of their stable that already includes Ray Moylette, the McDonagh brothers, Darren Cruise, Vladimir Belujsky, Stephen Webb, Craig McCarthy, Jordan Latimer, and Victor Rabei this week.

Assassin believe the super featherweight, who at 6’2 is massive at the weight, has a big future ahead of him and signed him to a long term contract.

However, for now, Assassin have a learning plan they want their latest signing to follow.

The 21-year-old already has pro experience with three wins under his belt – but these came over the course of three years under the Malta Boxing Commission for the first two bouts then one with Kieran Farrell.

Now, having been out for 14 months, his new team believe an active six months is needed before he progresses to title fights in 2019.

“Mathew Fitzsimons is a real diamond in the rough. He’s got natural ability and has already proven his worth as a pro. He’s been out for over a year now, so it’s almost like starting again,” Assassin’s Conor Slater told Irish-Boxing.com.

“He’s only 21 and 3-0, so we’ve a plan mapped out for him to develop, fight as much as he wants, and continue to learn over the next 12 months.”

“He has a great fan base, terrific skill, and the mindset of a champion. With the right development, we could have a star on our hands. And we are looking forward to the journey. He’s going to make his Assassin debut in Liverpool next month, we are committed to getting our boxers active and we’ll always deliver.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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