2016 Olympian and Team GB captain, Anthony Fowler, has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will make his pro debut on the undercard of Kell Brook’s mouthwatering showdown with Errol Spence Jr. in Sheffield on May 27th.
Fowler, an accomplished amateur, competed at Middleweight in the Rio games, claimed a Gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and was also a six-time ABA Champion.
Fowler will train alongside fellow Liverpudlian, Tony Bellew, under the tutelage of Dave Coldwell, and he is keen to make a lot of noise on the professional scene.
“When I won Commonwealth gold that made my own name and then boxing in the Olympics and now turning pro, I really feel I can make a big impact in the city,” said Fowler.
“I think being British champion in 18 months is a good target for me. I’ve got good people around me that give me great advice and allow me to just train and prepare to fight while they take care of that. I trust them a lot, and they will pick the route for me and choose the right fights at the right time, which I know is so important in boxing.
“I achieved everything I could do in the amateurs apart from getting a media at the Olympics. I waited for Rio because I wanted to go to the Olympics but I was also gaining experience fighting the best of the best. As a pro, I think that’s going to show as there’s very few people in England that can live with me and it’s only the very elite in the World that beat me in the amateurs. So I think I am going to shine as a pro and my style is great for it.
“I’ve been knocking people out in the amateurs with big gloves on so I think in the pros that I’ll have more time to pick my shots, and over the longer distance, I’ll be able to take my time and look really good. As long as I keep my head down and live the life, I don’t see any reason why I won’t become a World champion.”
“I’m delighted to welcome the GB Olympic captain Anthony Fowler to the Matchroom Boxing team,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Anthony has had an incredible amateur career, but I really believe that his style is perfect to achieve in the pro game and to entertain fight fans in the arenas and on Sky Sports. He comes from a great fighting city and with his links and family history to Liverpool football club we expect him to be a major star both in his home town and all around the country.”