Matchroom Boxing adds John Hedges to it’s roster with a multi-fight promotional deal. The 18 year old has 40 wins in his 44 amateur fight career. He’s made the decision to turn pro in April.
A 6’5″ southpaw, John Hedges has won four National and seven International titles. He’s ready to team up with such a big organization and get work done inside the boxing ring. Being with Matchroom is a dream come true for the 18 year old.
“I’m delighted to be teaming up with Matchroom Boxing,” said Hedges. “It’s a massive move for me and I can’t wait to get started. I’m a long 6’5” southpaw and I’m everyone’s worst nightmare. With my size and ability, I honestly believe that I’ll go all the way and become a young World Champion, if not the youngest.”
Hedges feels like he’s put together a great team around him in his manager and team. Adding Matchroom Boxing to that arsenal, he says, will be a great opportunity at his age.
“I’ve got the best manager and coach behind me, and now I’ve got the best promoter behind me in Eddie Hearn. The opportunities are going to be endless for me, it’s what dreams are made of. I’m only young but I’ve been around the block and I’m ready to take over.”
As for the fans, he promises to put on a show. He’s looked up to some of his counties best and is ready for an opportunity to show more people what he is all about.
“I’m flashy, entertaining and I always put on a show. Joining Matchroom and looking up to the likes of Callum Smith and Billy Joe is going to take my fighting to another level. As soon as that opportunity comes, we’ll push for any titles there is. We’re not avoiding anyone; we believe that we’re as good as the best right now. It’s about taking my chance.”
Eddie Hearn on John Hedges
Matchroom President, Eddie Hearn, is excited to nab this boxing prospect. He likes his size at 168 and is looking forward to the boxer he becomes.
“I’m excited to add highly-rated prospect John Hedges to our ranks,” said Eddie Hearn. “John has proven his credentials in the amateurs, winning countless titles at both National and International level. His size and ability will make him a problem for anyone at 168lbs and I look forward to guiding his development once he makes his professional debut later this year.”
With the aforementioned Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders under Matchroom as well, John Hedges has great stablemates to look up to. Hearn says he is ready to get him on the biggest stage and get Hedges in front of the world’s eyes.
“If John needs any inspiration he need look no further than his new stablemates Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders who both hold World Titles at his weight. He possesses bags of confidence which is vital in this sport and he now has the perfect platform on Sky Sports and DAZN to showcase his skills.”
Sam Jones of S-JAM Boxing, Hedges manager said: “I am absolutely delighted to link up with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing. I believe they have the perfect platform for John with Sky Sports and DAZN and I genuinely believe he can become a superstar in boxing.”
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