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Hugo Micallef Signs Professional Contract with Top Rank
July 14, 2021
Hugo Micallef, who notched greater than 100 beginner victories whereas representing his homeland of the Principality of Monaco in tournaments worldwide, has signed a multi-year promotional contract with High Rank.
Micallef, from Monte Carlo, will make his professional debut Friday, Sept. 10 in Paris on the undercard of heavyweight contender Tony Yoka’s homecoming bout towards fellow unbeaten Petar Milas.
Micallef will flip professional as a junior welterweight with head coach Carlos Formento, who has labored with former welterweight world champion Kell Brook and junior welterweight contender Anthony Yigit.
“Hugo has the whole lot it takes to be a celebrity within the sport,” stated High Rank chairman Bob Arum. “His beginner pedigree is intensive, and I consider he’ll usher in a technology of professional boxing within the Principality of Monaco.”
Micallef stated, “It’s an amazing honor to be signed by the very best promotional firm within the enterprise. I’ve dreamed of this second. I’m prepared for the beginning of my skilled journey, and I hope to at some point convey a world title again house to Monaco.”
Added Micallef’s supervisor, Karim Bouzidi of Versus Sports activities Administration: “We at Versus Sports activities Administration are delighted to help Hugo in his option to signal with High Rank, and we consider he’ll at some point be a part of High Rank’s lengthy and illustrious listing of world champions.”
Micallef, who had aspirations of changing into the primary Olympic boxer from the Principality of Monaco, now units his sights on changing into the primary boxer from his nation to win an expert world title. He helped break the glass ceiling for Monegasque boxing on the world beginner degree and counts Albert II, Prince of Monaco amongst his supporters.
Micallef turned heads final fall on the Boxam Elite Worldwide Boxing Match in Spain, toppling U.S. beginner star Delante Johnson en path to a silver medal. He final fought on the European Olympic Boxing qualifiers in Paris, falling within the Spherical of 16 to British celebrity — and eventual event gold medalist — Pat McCormack, who will struggle in his second Olympic Video games in Tokyo.