MTK Global has made the move into the world of football, launching a new agency called MTK Football.
The group, which is a driving force in the sport of boxing, represents over 300 fighters, such as Tyson Fury, Carl Frampton and Billy Joe Saunders. However, the firm has now turned its attention to football.
According to a joint statement, MTK Football will ‘ensure that athletes are given the best career opportunities possible’ and make sure they are ‘secure’ once they decide to retire from the sport.
MTK Global Chief Strategy Officer, Paul Gibson, explained: “There has always been an affinity between boxing and football. We see plenty of our fighters enter the ring sporting the colours of their city’s team and footballers regularly take in our events from ringside.
“That’s why we’re so excited by this new venture and the opportunity to explore some of the synergies which undoubtedly exist.”
The new venture will be headed up by agent Danny Vincent, who said that his priority is to ‘look after the footballers on and off the pitch’.
“Danny is a respected figure at the highest levels of the football world and MTK are proven leaders in the field of athlete management within combat sports so we’re looking forward to what the future holds,” Gibson added.
Vincent commented: “MTK are the biggest and best in the world when it comes to day to day management of elite fighters.
“Myself and my team are thrilled to have struck up this partnership and believe our passion and knowledge will help replicate that into the world of football.”