MTK Global Signs Amateur Star McGivern
MTK Global is delighted to announce the signing of Commonwealth Games bronze medallist James McGivern as he turns professional.
Hailing from Belfast, McGivern won bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, along with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia back in 2015.
The rising star also won a number of other impressive accolades during his amateur career, and he’s excited to now be joining the paid ranks alongside MTK Global.
McGivern said: “Some of the biggest names in boxing are signed with MTK Global, so to put my name in there amongst them is pretty exciting. I’m buzzing to get up on the level of the big names and really start showcasing myself as a boxer.
“I won a lot as an amateur, including a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games and gold at the Youth Games, as well as numerous European and National titles.
“This is a new chapter in my life and I’ll be fighting at home now more often in front of my friends and family and my own fan base, so it’s a really exciting time for myself.
“Boxing in Ireland at the minute is amazing. Fighting at home is going to be massive for me and I want to make Belfast the hub of boxing. Everyone heads off across the world for camps, but I want people coming here for camps. That’s my big goal as Ireland is a boxing country and I’m going to make Belfast the Las Vegas of boxing.
“Hopefully in April I’ll be started. I’ve been training and I’m busting to get fighting as I haven’t fought in a while. I know MTK Global will lead me along the right path and I’m ready to run through everyone who’s put in front of me, so remember my name.”
News on McGivern’s professional debut will be announced in due course.