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Cruiserweight Jordan Thompson signs with Matchroom Boxing

The 6’6” fighter from Manchester hasn’t fought since 2019.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Jordan Thompson, a 6’6” cruiserweight out of Manchester, has signed a deal with Matchroom Boxing.

Thompson, 28, hasn’t fought since 2019, but is 10-0 (8 KO) since turning pro in late 2015, and obviously a 6’6” cruiserweight is intriguing just because.

“I can’t wait to get going again, my career’s been a rollercoaster so far but I’m here now and ready to fulfill, my potential,” said Thompson. “I’ve always been told patience is a virtue and that timing is everything. My time is now. I’ve been on a steady grind for a while now, in the gym staying ready so I’m just excited to finally get back in there and go through the gears. I’m in a very good place right now with an amazing team behind me and the best promoter in the business.”

Thompson says his goals are “pretty simple, to become a world champion,” and he’s certainly in a good stable to get something going.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jordan to the Matchroom team and I look forward to guiding his progress in the red hot domestic cruiserweight scene,” said Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn. “Jordan is an exciting, heavy-handed fresh talent who looks the part in and out of the ring. The cruiserweight division is on fire at the moment and I’m sure Jordan will be watching the Tommy McCarthy vs Chris Billam-Smith Fight Camp showdown with interest next month as he looks to work his way towards domestic titles and beyond.”

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