MTK Global has signed Kazakh cruiserweight Ali Baloyev (8-0) to a managerial contract with MTK Kazakhstan. The Las Vegas-based boxer has stopped all but one of his professional opponents since turning professional in early 2017 and joins compatriots such as Sultan Zaurbek and Abilkhaiyr Shegaliyev on Team MTK. Baloyev said: “I’m proud and enthusiastic about signing for the world’s leading boxing management company and confident they’ll help me achieve my goals.
Baloyev continued, “Kazakh boxing is set for a golden era and MTK Kazakhstan is already a huge force with fighters such as Zaurbek, Shegaliyev, Viktor Kotochigov, Nurtas Azhbenov and Zhankosh Turarov on the books. I have a simple goal and it’s to be world champion. This deal brings that dream closer and I can’t wait to get started with my new management team.”
MTK Kazakhstan’s Askar Salikbayev said: “These big signings just keep on coming and we believe we’ve pulled off another huge coup in adding Ali to the team. Ali’s knockout ratio speaks for itself and fans are going to enjoy watching him blast his way to his destiny. We’re in agreement that that destiny is the very top of the sport.”
MTK Kazakhstan’s Ahmed A. Seddiqi added: “This is another big moment for MTK Global and MTK Kazakhstan. We’re all delighted to be working with Ali. He has already shown incredible promise and his ability to excite fans while winning makes him an attractive prospect for the wider public. This is going to be some journey and we’re looking forward to playing a part in it.”
Stay tuned for news of Baloyev’s first task as an MTK Global fighter.