MTK Global have announced the signing of two-time USA National Champion Jonathan 'Geo Don' Lopez.
US and Puerto Rican native Lopez had an extremely successful amateur career, winning gold medals at a number of major national tournaments in the USA, and now at only 17 years of age wants to turn professional and become one the youngest ever boxers to win a world title.
It is another great sign of things to come in the US for MTK Global, as Lopez is the latest American-based star to join the company, following the arrival of unbeaten Lorenzo 'Truck' Simpson on an advisory deal earlier this week.
Lopez’s signing with MTK Global comes after he was recommended by boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr, and he's excited to repay that faith.
Lopez said: "I'm proud to be signing with MTK Global. Roy Jones Jr saw what I had and referred me to MTK. They are one of the best in the business to build a fighter's career.
"I would call it a natural fit. One of the best fighters being referred by an all-time great, now signing with one of the best companies in boxing.
"I want to showcase my talent to the entire world and become a global champion. This is what I was born and bred to do. I love this sport and grew up doing it, so I see myself winning a world title one day."
MTK Global CEO Bob Yalen added: "We're thrilled to welcome Jonathan Lopez to the team. He is the real deal, and is an American and Puerto Rican native with the tools to excite everyone in attendance.
"We have high hopes that this young fighter will be a household name very quickly, and we will give him the stage to show everyone what he has got."
News on when Lopez will have his first fight as an MTK Global fighter will be announced in due course.