Former European bantamweight champ Karim Guerfi added to MTK roster

RINGSIDE 09/05/2019

MTK Global is proud to announce the signing of France’s former EBU European bantamweight king Karim Guerfi.

The man from Manosque (28-4, 8 KOs) won a world title at youth level and continued his success with glorious European title stoppage victories against the likes of Ryan Farrag and Stephane Jamoye.

Guerfi, who has also challenged for interim WBA and vacant IBO world titles, is understandably enthusiastic over his future as he joins compatriots Nordine Oubaali and Mohamed Mimoune on #TeamMTKGlobal.

Guerfi said: “I’m incredibly excited by this deal because I believe MTK Global is the best management team in the world.

“My dream is simple – I believe I am capable of becoming a world champion and I hope that once I’ve proven I’m that level in the future, I’ll get my shot. I’ll always be ready for the challenge.

“French boxing is on the rise with the likes of Nordine and Mohamed plus Cedric Vitu. I hope that with them we can inspire more and more of France’s youngsters to take up boxing.

“I can’t wait to get started. I’m looking forward to fighting on iFL TV and hopefully ESPN+ too but for this to be beneficial, I need victories so I’m motivated.”

MTK Global President Bob Yalen added: “We’re delighted to welcome another top French boxer to our ranks and we share Karim’s belief he can ultimately fulfil his childhood dream of becoming world champion.

“Boxing in France is set for a golden era and with the likes of our world champion Nordine Oubaali, Mohamed Mimoune and now Karim, we believe we’re perfectly placed to help ensure that momentum is maintained.”

News of Guerfi’s first assignment as an MTK Global fighter will be forthcoming in due course.