Shiya Ozgul in action on 7/5 at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Dalston, London based teen sensation Shiya Ozgul is set to make his professional debut, on the Dave Murphy, in association with Acourtier Events, promoted ‘Independence Day’ extravaganza at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Friday 5th July.
Just nineteen years of age, yet Shiya has already fought over eighty times as an amateur, during which he not only represented Turkey in various international competitions, but was also crowned Junior Turkish Champion.
With a style more suited to the professional game, it comes as no surprise that rather than compete in his adoptive Country’s amateur competitions that instead he has chosen to make the move to the pro ranks, even at such a tender age.
Following yet another grueling training session, under the watchful eyes of his esteemed coach, former Commonwealth Lightweight Champion Mo Hussein, young Shiya said.
“I’m really excited and looking forward to my pro debut on July 5th.
Had a good amateur career, fought over eighty times and was junior Turkish Champion. I fought for my Country in Germany and France.
I enjoyed fighting as amateur, but I fight like pro, my style is more pro, I like to fight.
I have best trainer, Mo Hussein, he was a Champion, he knows what it takes to win.
I’ve best training and sparring, for this fight been sparring Erick (English Light Middleweight Champion Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng) and Festim (Lama).
Sparred Billy Joe (Brithish & Commonwealth Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders) here, there’s always good sparring here.”
Mo Hussein then added, “He’s had some right good sparring, he’s also been sparring with his brother (Onder Ozgul), also sparred my son Eddie (Ediz Hussein) and loads of different lads here at the TRAD TKO.”
Shiya smiled, then finished with a flourish, by saying, “ My fans they want a knockout, I want to give them what they want.”
Shiya Ozgul, versus a yet to be named opponent, features on the undercard of the Jennifer Rezke – Angel McKenzie World Championship clash, that headlines the Dave Murphy, in association with Acourtier Events, promoted ‘Independence Day’ event, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Friday 5th July 2013.
2XU Welcomes Back Jose ‘The Future’ Ramírez
2XU, the leader in high performance compression apparel, has re-signed 11-time National Boxing Champion, London 2012 Olympian and all-time USA Boxing lightweight record holder, Jose ‘The Future’ Ramírez.
Ramírez (3-0, 2 KOs), of Avenal, Calif., returns the ring, This Saturday! June 29, at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. He’ll be facing Christopher Williams, (1-1), of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, in a four-round lightweight battle. This bout will open Top Rank’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” fight card and will be televised on UniMás, beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET.
The widely celebrated phenomenon and lightweight boxing prodigy will once again train, compete and recover in the brand’s Compression gear. “2XU Compression flat out works. I never train without it, and it keeps me in top shape and championship form,” states Ramírez.
With a focus on optimizing athletic performance in the elite category where physical demands and stakes are high, 2XU Compression is driven by a goal of equipping athletes, like Ramírez, to be more prepared, competition-ready and capable than their opposition.
“It’s a great for us to once again count Jose among our stable of athletes,” says 2XU’s director of marketing Fred Hernandez. “Our brand promise is to multiply human performance through our products and it speaks volumes when elite athletes such as Jose choose to train and compete in 2XU Compression!”
“We are excited about a renewed relationship with the 2XU family and look forward to our multi-year commitment with the best Compression gear on the market,” said Rick Mirigian, agent and co-manager for Ramírez.
“Jose has done things that have never been seen before in boxing history. He’s shattered records that have stood for decades,” touted Mirigian, “The world has fallen in love with Jose outside of the ring as well. He is an amazing person with an inspirational life story that is second to none.”
“Jose is a wonderful young man and athlete for the brand to be associated with,” according to Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank.
2XU plans to utilize Ramírez’s image in advertising, point of purchase materials, catalogs, websites, and sales collateral. The brand will also feature Jose in its in-store marketing at national retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sport Chalet as well as online with e-retailers Amazon and Eastbay.
As an additional component of this partnership, Jose will work with 2XU and his sponsors to develop unique experiences to be awarded to lucky winners via various brand contests and sweepstakes. Ramírez is also slated to make appearances at 2XU retail events and Performance Center grand openings among other company activities throughout the year.
With a relentless commitment to engineering world-class products which deliver tangible benefits to the wearer, 2XU sets the benchmark in high performance apparel. Ongoing testing, research and consultation with professional sporting bodies and athletes are integral to the brand’s winning formula.
For more information on 2XU and 2XU Compression including updates on its growing list of sponsored athletes and teams, visit www.2xu.com or follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/2XUNorthAmerica and www.twitter.com/2XU_USA respectively.
To learn more about Jose Ramírez, please visit www.thefuturechamp.com or like him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Joseramirezboxing or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RAMIREZBOXING.
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