Boxing writer Paul Gibson swaps pen for prominent MTK Global role in MBI shake-up

Ringside 09/11/2017

MTK Global are delighted to announce that Paul Gibson has joined the company as Director of International Operations.

The appointment forms part of the recent Management Buy-In and Paul will play a key role in MTK Global’s future as it looks to consolidate and then build upon five years of rapid growth.

He will be heavily involved in both the boxing and the commercial side of the business.

With over five years’ experience within the corporate banking sector in London, Frankfurt and Edinburgh, Paul brings a wealth of financial expertise to the table.

A lifelong boxing fan, he has more recently been working as a highly-respected journalist and author, covering the sport for outlets such as the Guardian and the BBC while publishing two books on fighters.

Having been based in Spain and Latin America for the past seven years, Paul is fluent in Spanish and has connections throughout the Hispanic boxing world. He has already tapped into this network to arrange top class sparring, source opponents and sign fighters.

Born and raised in Belfast, Paul’s longstanding relationships with MTK Global boxers such as Jamie and Michael Conlan and Carl Frampton make him a natural fit for the company and MTK Global co-founder Matthew Macklin believes there is no one better to fulfil the role:

“It is great to have Paul on board,” says Macklin. “I have known him for years through his media work and there is no doubt he knows boxing. The new management team head-hunted him and when I discovered his background in finance I knew he’d be perfect to help carry MTK Global forward onto the next level.”

Paul can’t wait to get started: “It was too exciting an opportunity to turn down. What MTK Global has achieved in such a short space of time is incredible and all the fighters I have spoken with have only good things to say about the company. There are some big plans being put in place for 2018 and I’m looking forward to working with the new management team and being part of the journey now.”

Further announcements on new management personnel will follow shortly.