Bantamweight contender, Kash Farooq, has signed a multi-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing.
‘The Untouchable’, Farooq (13-1 6 KOs), made his professional debut in 2015. Three years and ten fights later Farooq stopped Jamie Wilson inside three minutes to claim the vacant British title.
Farooq went on to defend the British title three times, before losing a controversial decision to Commonwealth Champion Lee McGregor in his last outing.
Farooq knows there are big fights to be made in 2020 and is eager to get back to winning ways in the coming months.
“Eddie first contacted my manager about a week and a half after the McGregor fight,” said Farooq. “It was really exciting to hear that Eddie was watching my fight; he thought that I won the fight as well. I’m really excited to be part of the team now, and I can’t wait to get started under the Matchroom Boxing banner.
“I came to Glasgow in 2002. I was born in Pakistan. I’ve been in Glasgow for about 17 or 18 years. It’s been my home for a long time, and I’d rather be there than anywhere in the world. Its been great to me, the people are great and I’ve loved every minute. I’d love to bring some more big fights to the city.
“Going into the McGregor fight, he was always the bigger name, and everyone knew who he was down south. I surprised a lot of people with my style. I proved that I’m a threat at the weight. I was really confident going into the fight and I thought I did enough to win. I put on a great performance but it just went the other way. I’ve just got to move on. This is boxing, and things like that happen all the time.
“For me it’s all about moving on, keeping my head up and not letting things like that keep me down. I would love to get the rematch but do I think it’s going to happen in the next fight? No. I would love it down the line somewhere though. Now it’s all about winning and getting better and better every fight. I’m always learning. You only stop learning once you retire. I’ll get better every fight, and this is just the start for me. New fans can expect a fan-friendly style from me, a clever style. You’ll see something different, that’s all I can say.”
“I’m delighted to welcome Kash to the team,” said Eddie Hearn. “He is a special talent that really impressed me last time out, and I believe he has so much potential in the sport. He will be back in a title fight in the spring, and I look forward to many exciting fights with him in Scotland and around the world.”