Rossington star Hughes (21-5-2, 4 KOs) picked up that huge win earlier this month, when he put in a tremendous performance to defeat Carroll in the main event of an action-packed #MTKFightNight show.
The two-time British title challenger now hopes to kick on in his career following that superb victory, and is delighted to be linking up with MTK Global.
Hughes said: “If you’ve seen Gladiator, when Russell Crowe leaves the Colosseum and the other warriors chant his name ‘Maximus, Maximus,’ that’s basically what’s going on in my head right now!
“Even though no one expected me to win against Jono, me and my team knew we would come out on top. I’ve fought on a few MTK shows and we’ve always been looked after so it’s good to be part of the stable.
“It feels like I’m on the A-side after a 10 year career on the B-side. I’ve always believed I’m good enough, and I’ve always taken any opportunity to fight the best.
“Being backed by a big outfit like MTK should give me the opportunity to climb the world rankings. I want to be involved in any big fights which come my way.”
MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton added: “We’re proud to welcome Maxi Hughes to the team. He’s dedicated his life to the sport for 10 years and we saw it pay off with his brilliant win over Jono Carroll earlier this month.
“Maxi has always had to work twice as hard to get opportunities within boxing, but we’re now confident that with MTK Global alongside him, he can continue to produce stellar performances and achieve big things.”
Even more exciting news involving Hughes will be announced in due course.
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