MTK Global is elated to announce the appointment of world-renowned boxing figure Bob Yalen as its new President.
The American, who has been a member and an elector of the International Boxing Hall of Fame since its inception, has held numerous high-level positions within the world of combat sports and most recently was the Technical Director and Chairman of the Ratings Committee of the WBC.
Yalen said: “I am both honoured and excited to assume this position at MTK Global. Sandra Vaughan and her group have built an extremely impressive company, and I am looking forward to working with everyone at MTK Global to expand the brand as well as to expand the services offered to its rapidly growing clientele roster.”
Yalen was instrumental to the boxing coverage of ABC Sports for over 20 years, as well as producing the boxing coverage for NBC Sports at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. He went on to become ESPN’s Director of Programming & Acquisitions in 1996, and after eight successful years there, positions as Director at Mohegan Sun and CPTV Sports followed.
In addition, Yalen has acted as a consultant for Showtime, CBS Sports and Fox Sports and is a six-time Sports Emmy award winner. A former Associate Editor of Ring Record Book and FightFax Record Book, he is regarded as one of the world’s leading boxing historians and record-keepers. In 2016 he was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame in Connecticut, where he currently resides.
MTK Global CEO Sandra Vaughan said: “Since taking over MTK Global I have been focusing on the business side of the organisation and our global expansion and today is a very proud moment for me as I hand leadership reins over to one of the most respected and experienced leaders in the world of boxing.
“Bob boasts a phenomenal career to date and I have no doubt his skills and expertise will only strengthen our growing brand, catapulting us to the next level under his guidance and we look forward to working with him for years to come.”