MTK Global is delighted to confirm the signing of two-time Cuban champion Santiago Amador as he turns professional.
The 27-year-old flyweight currently trains in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo under the renowned Martin Llobet having wowed the World Series of Boxing with some clinical victories.
Amador said: “I’m so happy to be joining MTK Global and form a new team for the start of my professional career.
“I come from a proud boxing history in terms of my country and my family. Now, together with MTK Global, I believe I can achieve my objectives in the sport.
“I expect to grow as a solid professional and rise through the ranks. Ultimately, I believe I can achieve a world title under MTK Global’s guidance. I want to do it for Cuba and Uruguay.”
Llobet added: “I have studied boxing over in Cuba with the Cuban National team coaches for a couple of years and I believe that we can build something special over here in Uruguay.
“Santiago will become a professional boxing world champion and it will mean a lot to Cuba, Uruguay and also to this whole region.”
MTK Global Head of Business Development Mirko Wolf said: “We have looked at this part of the world since some time and we believe that establishing here in Uruguay is a smart move for our global expansion.
“We are in a fresh and clean boxing market and yet we are just 30 minutes from the established Argentinian boxing scene. Santiago is without doubt the best boxer in the country and together with his talented coach we are sure we will achieve great results.”
News of Amador’s first assignment as an MTK Global fighter will be forthcoming in due course.