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MGM snap up Belfast’s Alfredo Meli

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MGM have today announced that they have signed Belfast middleweight Alfredo Meli [11(3)-0-1] on a management deal.

The latest in a Autumn flurry of Irish signings, the Immaculata man will hope to up his activity under the Puerto Banus-outfit following a frustrating 2016.

Last year saw Meli defeat Scotland’s Rhys Pagan at the Féile Fight Night before taking on Conrad Cummings for the BBBoC Celtic title. Meli survived a first round knockdown to dominate much of the middle rounds at the Waterfront Hall before Cummings came on strong down the streth to claim a draw in a Fight of the Year contender.

Meli looked as though he had secured a big fight with Sam Sheedy earlier in the year, but saw the clash called off due to a failed medical – for which he was later given the all clear

On the move, the 26 year old southpaw described how “I’m delighted to be a part of Team MGM. They have signed a lot of Irish boxers lately and I’m really pleased to be onboard. I’m targeting big domestic fights over the next twelve months and feel I have the perfect setup to help me achieve my ambitions”

MGM management added that “Alfredo is a top talent and can go on to achieve big things in the sport of boxing. The key thing with Alfredo at the moment is activity. After nearly a year absence, we want to get him back doing what he does best. Momentum is key for Alfredo and then we have some exciting plans.”

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

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie