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Antony Fowler signs with Matchroom Boxing

Antony Fowler is the latest signee for Matchroom and Eddie Hearn.

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2016 British Olympic boxing captain Antony Fowler, 26, has signed a deal with Matchroom Boxing to turn pro. The Liverpool native will train with Tony Bellew’s coach Dave Coldwell, and hopes to make a big impact in the pro ranks.

“I achieved everything I could do in the amateurs apart from getting a medal at the Olympics,” he said in a Matchroom release. “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.”

Fowler won bronze at the 2013 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Almaty, and gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He’ll make his pro debut on May 27, on the Brook-Spence card.

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