MTK Copies WBSS; Details of Three Boxing Tournaments Revealed

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MTK Global is proud to announce a trio of ‘Golden Contract’ tournaments featuring title-holders and world-ranked stars from all over the world.

The three competitions will take place at featherweight, super-lightweight and light-heavyweight with eight fighters in each category competing for huge prizes; the ultimate reward being a lucrative contract with one of the world’s leading promoters.

The winner of each tournament will land a two-year, five-fight deal that guarantees six-figure purses for every fight along with global exposure.

To add to the excitement, fighters will not know their opponents until fight week, at the start of which the highly anticipated draws will be made. All titles held will be on the line in each fight and knockout bonuses are also on offer.
 
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That's a fabulous prize, in fairness.

Isaac Lowe posted about it earlier, so perhaps he is in the 126 comp.
 
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@okrick posted this on the other forum

20k for QF's, 30k for SF's, 40 k for finals, 30 k more for the win in the tournament. There are another bonuses, for the 3-4 position, win by KO, etc.

The winner will sign for 5 fights with MTK.

A boxer can be choosen for the tournament if:

  • He's in top 75 of the division in boxrec
  • Top 15 world body
  • former world Champion or Challenger
  • current world or British champion
 
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WBSS supposedly handled the money thing terribly. Weirdly, they've been a success, though. I love these tournaments, but I have huge doubts belt-holders will be settling for 20k prizes. It'll probably be more like the Boxcino tournaments than WBSS, which isn't terrible. I mean Boxcino brought us Willie Monroe Jr. who got a few title shots.

The winner of each tournament will land a two-year, five-fight deal that guarantees six-figure purses for every fight along with global exposure.

This doesn't seem like a good contract nowadays, considering fighters aren't as active. Hell, even the ones that should be active, aren't all that active.
 
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Peter McDonagh tweeted he was going to be in the tournament too.

Could be an interesting set up. I agree it is unlikely to be the high calibre of WSBB. But a decent lower level, last chance perhaps for some decent fighters to get a break.
 
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Peter McDonagh tweeted he was going to be in the tournament too.

Could be an interesting set up. I agree it is unlikely to be the high calibre of WSBB. But a decent lower level, last chance perhaps for some decent fighters to get a break.
Peter McDonagh definitely won't be in it. Poor guy will never fight again.
 
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Interesting to see Leigh Wood in the tournament. I thought he was signed with Matchroom, but I just checked and he's not listed as part of their roster.

I hope Yigit does well.
 
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Eddie Hearn has expressed interest in putting this on Sky.

Mentions it at the end of the IFL interview at the Ruiz - Joshua press conference.
 
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Solid tournament, nowhere near WBSS. A bit like the ones that Edwin Rodriguez and Willie Monroe Jr. won. As I said, not bad since the winners should be given huge opportunities. Rodriguez got a Ward fight and Monroe Jr. got a Golovkin fight.
 
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