Cage Warriors appoint Richard FitzGerald as new chairman
Richard FitzGerald, the Chief Executive of Racecourse Media Group, has joined the Board of Europe’s leading MMA promotion as Non-Executive Chairman.
The highly-respected sports industry veteran FitzGerald worked for many years at IMG and was CEO at Aston Villa FC before taking on the CEO role at Racecourse Media Group back in 2008.
Richard was one of a number of sports and media figures to invest in Cage Warriors, and is now stepping forward to help the management take the business to the next level.
He commented: “Graham Boylan and Casimir Knight promised the investors to deliver a stable and credible MMA business in three years. They have certainly done that – and more. I’m delighted and excited to be asked to help them on the next stage of the journey.”
This year, Cage Warriors have staged some of their most memorable events, including the sold-out CW103 in Copenhagen; the landmark CW106: Night of Champions at London’s Hammersmith Apollo; and last month’s Unplugged event at BT Sports Studios. With three events planned for the rest of the year, CW President Graham Boylan’s promotion is showing no signs of slowing.
“We’ve set big goals for the next few years and we want winners on board to help us achieve them. I have known Richard for a number of years and he has an amazing background in the sports industry which is required to propel us forward at a fast pace,” said Boylan