MTK Global sign Tyson Fury


Irish management outfit Mack The Knife Global have this afternoon announced that they have linked up with former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

‘The Gypsy King’ has inked a deal which will see MTK Global come on board as advisors to the Manchester big man ahead of his return in the new year

Fury [25(18)-0] has not fought since he dethroned long-reigning Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf on 28 November 2015 to claim the WBA, WBO, and IBF belts, as well as the lineal crown, all of which he has subsequently vacated or been stripped of.

With parents hailing from Galway and Antrim, Fury is a former Irish champion as well as holding English, Commonwealth, British, and European honours.

Since beating Klitschko, Fury has had a nightmare two years, seeing a rematch repeatedly cancelled, suffering from health and legal issues, and being constantly embroiled in controversies.

Now ready to make assault on the division he once ruled, the 29 year old has added MTK to his team

“I couldn’t be happier to sign an advisory deal with MTK Global,” says Fury. “It is unbelievable how fast they have grown and what they have achieved in the past few years. I spoke to my mate Billy Joe Saunders and he only had good things to say about MTK so it was an easy decision to go with them.”

Fury is currently training in Ricky Hatton’s gym in Manchester and outlined how “I love boxing and I need it back in my life. Right now I’m working hard to shift some weight and get in shape to re-enter the ring. That won’t take me long at all and then I’ll be looking for my first opponent in early 2018.”

“There are plenty of options for me. Everyone wants to get in the ring for a payday with me. So we’ll sit down and decide who we choose but everyone knows the fights I really want. I want to knock out Anthony Joshua and I want to knock out Deontay Wilder and I believe by the time those fights happen they will be to unify the heavyweight division.”

MTK Global Director Paul Gibson added that “in many people’s eyes Tyson is still the man in the heavyweight division. It is fantastic news for the sport that he is coming back to prove that fact in the ring. There are few bigger names in world boxing than Tyson Fury and we feel honoured he has chosen MTK Global to help guide him through what promises to be the most exciting phase of his illustrious career.”.

It is another glamour signing for MTK, who snapped up two-weight champion Carl Frampton back in September, and manage the careers of over 25 other Irish fighters.

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Joe O'Neill

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