MTK Global Signs WBO Champion In Advisory Role

A WBO titleholder has signed with MTK Global in some form.

Jamel Herring, who is the current WBO Junior-Lightweight Champion, is the latest member of the MTK Global team. Herring has signed an advisory deal with the promotion. Herring joins IBF Super-Featherweight Champion Joseph Diaz Jr. in the advisory position.

Here’s what Herring had to say about his advisory role in a press release.

“I’m very excited about this next step in my career. I know that by adding MTK Global as an advisor along with Brian McIntyre as my manager, I have the strongest team in the game,” Herring said. “A special shout out to my guy Jerry Casarez and Jamie Conlan of MTK for helping push this over the line. The best is yet to come from Jamel Herring and with MTK Global on my team I know I’m going to get the right opportunities.”

MTK Global Vice President Jamie Conlan chimed in, expressing his excitement over the addition of Herring.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jamel Herring to the team. It became a top priority for MTK to work with Herring given who he is, his standing in the division, especially with JoJo Diaz now also in the stable, and as soon as we spoke, there were instant synergies and we were able to get the deal over the line right away.”

Herring has been calling for a showdown with Carl Frampton. The potential good news for Herring is that Frampton is under MTK Global, which may help in making that matchup a reality. Of course, there’s the issue of the WBO’s mandatory ruling. The organization has given Herring until January 2021 to face the mandatory challenger. As of now, that man is Shakur Stevenson, who is a close friend of Herring. On several occasions, Herring has said that fighting Stevenson is the last option on his mind.

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