MTK Global open new bases in Germany & Denmark
MTK Global is delighted to confirm a trio of new bases; taking its total of global locations to 15.
MTK Munich, MTK Denmark (based in Aarhus) and MTK Costa Brava are the three new strongholds under the respective guidance of Tim Yilmaz, Lolenga Mock and Ignasi Caballero.
MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “We’re very proud to be expanding our presence across the world once again.
“We look forward to working with the teams in Munich, Aarhus and Costa Brava to provide more elite facilities, shows and opportunities for top athletes and local enthusiasts alike.”
MTK Global Commercial Director Jack Johnstone said: “This is another important announcement for the future of our company and for the future of boxing in these three locations.
“We’d like to thank Tim, Lolenga and Ignasi for their hard work and commitment to making this happen at this time and we look forward to long and successful partnerships with all of them.”
A former successful amateur boxer, Yilmaz has built an excellent reputation since becoming a coach at the age of 29 in the wake of an injury; teaming up with A-Licensed head coach Kai Melder to mastermind the rise of Mariposa Boxing Club.
Mock is a man who needs little introduction – British boxing fans will remember him felling David Haye at York Hall in 2003. Born in Congo but enjoying most of his career in Denmark, Mock won the IBA world super-middleweight title in his last bout back in May 2019.
Caballero fought in Mexico, Spain and Ireland as a professional boxer with 10 of his 11 career victories coming by way of knockout. The Catalonian is one of the top trainers and managers in Spain and oversees the careers of high-level fighters including Argentinian super-lightweight Mauro Maximiliano Godoy.
Jamie Conlan promoted to vice president of MTK Global
Following an illustrious career in which he claimed multiple belts and challenged for the IBF world super flyweight title, Jamie has spent two years working closely with MTK fighters as the company’s Professional Development Coordinator.
That time has given him experience in every facet and at every level of the boxing business, making the 33-year-old Belfast native the ideal candidate for a role that will place him at the forefront of MTK’s continued expansion across the globe.
Speaking on the announcement Jamie Conlan said: “It really is an honor for me to step into the role of Vice President.
“I’ve seen how much MTK has done to shape a future for boxing, opening the door to real opportunities, particularly for Irish boxing, all over the world so it’s a very proud moment for me and I am 100% committed to continuing this charge.
“Through pure heart and determination, MTK has changed the game in boxing, putting the fighter first and as someone who started my journey as a boxer this is my biggest motivation to succeeding in the role.”
MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “It is an honor and a privilege to be working with Jamie in his new capacity as Vice-President.
“It is easy to see him going from terrific fighter to terrific executive. Jamie understands not just the business of boxing, but also the business of being a boxer, giving him an advantage that most executives in their fields don’t have, practical, real-world experience combined with empathy and common sense.
“Jamie provides another example of MTK’s desire to treat boxers not just as commodities but as members of the team. My congratulations to Jamie on a well-deserved promotion.”
MTK Global CEO Sandra Vaughan added: “Jamie has made great strides in the business side of boxing since his appointment as Professional Development Coordinator two years ago.
“He has married his passion and knowledge to achieve the best opportunities for our fighters whilst strengthening relationships in the global industry for MTK and so, it’s only fitting that he be appointed as Vice President as we continue to widen our net in international markets and I have no doubt will add a wealth of depth to the role.”
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