Tommy Stubbs has turned professional with Hatton Promotions and signed a three year deal with Britain’s most ambitious promotional outfit.
The Mancunian who will be trained by Joe Pennington has been one of Britain’s best amateurs in recent years winning dozens of trophies and medals.
Among his honours were three ABA titles and flashy Stubbs said: “I am delighted to be with Hatton Promotions. They are new but have already produced so many champions and I hope to join that list soon.
“The amateur style wasn’t suited to me and I will do even better as a professional. I have fast hands and my style will confuse people.”
And Hatton Promotions President Ricky Hatton purred: “I am convinced that Tommy will become a world champion under our banner.
“I am delighted and honoured that he has joined the fighters that have put their future in my hands and I intend to do the very best job possible.
“He is one of the most exciting amateurs around and is tailor made for the professional game. Tommy was unlucky not to stay on the GB squad, but their loss is our gain and we intend to keep him busy over the next 12 months.”
Hatton Promotions Director of Boxing Richard Poxon added: “Tommy is a special talent and was an amateur standout.
“He can do flyweight and could be challenging for British titles quickly, but he will grow into a bantamweight.”
Tommy’s professional debut will take place in September or October and will be announced very shortly.