MTK Global have signed Team GB amateur Mark Dickinson as he prepares to start his professional career.
The 21-year-old fighter has represented Great Britain at several tournaments, won eight national titles, and brought home gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the European Youth Championships.
After signing the deal, Dickinson said: "I am very excited about joining MTK Global and I can’t wait to start my career as a professional. They have plenty of world champions and seeing how well they have done means there is no reason I can’t as well.
"I’m an eight-time National Champion in the amateurs including a Senior ABA title. I won a gold medal in the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas, and won gold in the European Youth Championships in Turkey.
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"I got onto Team GB at the start of 2018 and won gold medals at the Memorial V. Liventsev tournament out in Belarus, and the GeeBee tournament in Finland, along with representing them in the 2019 European Games and the 2019 World Championships.
"I feel like my style is more suited to the pros so it should work in my favour. I take everything one step at a time and just can’t wait to make my debut and get the show on the road."
MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan said: "We're thrilled to welcome Mark to the team. We believe he can be one of the stand out prospects in 2021.
"We're looking forward to seeing his development throughout this year. His all action style will make sure the North East have another fighter to get behind in years to come."
A first fight for Dickinson on the professional circuit is yet to be announced.