AN unbeaten Shaw boxer has signed up with the same management company as Tyson Fury.

Jack Rafferty, who has 12 wins out of 12 as a professional, seven of those coming by knockout, has signed up with MTK Global who help guide the careers of some of the biggest names in boxing.

The 22-year-old welterweight, trained by Steve Maylett at the Finest Gym in Manchester, joins stablemates Terry Flanagan - a former world champion at lightweight - and Middleton’s Liam Taylor in switching to MTK having previously been with Steve Wood and VIP Promotions.

"I can’t wait to be a part of MTK Global. I have trained all my life for moments like this,” Rafferty said.  

“Joining my teammates makes it even better as we push each other in the gym and are always helping and pushing each other, so under MTK Global we can show everyone what our gym is all about.

"I wouldn’t be in this game if I didn't think I can be a world champion. I have lots of steps before I get there but I'm confident in me, my team and MTK Global to get me there."

Trainer Steve Maylett said: "Jack's looking to showcase his talents on the MTK Global shows.

“Jack has been fighting on local shows where he has been building his fanbase and learning his trade, and those shows have been perfect for Jack as when he came to me he was still very raw.

"That isn’t always a bad thing as it gives you something to work with, and I’ve tried to round of a few rough edges but keep some of the sharper ones.

“Jack has been performing well and has been stopping some durable opponents which is promising.

"I feel that it’s the right time to start moving Jack on. He's recently had a lot of interest of managers and promoters but we both felt that Jack's career would best be guided by MTK Global and we are delighted to have signed with them."

Rafferty’s last four fights have come at the Oldham Leisure Centre, his most recent outing being when he picked up a points win over Ismael Molina Moreno in February.

Four of his last five victories have come via stoppage and now he is waiting to see when boxing will be able to resume after the coronavirus pandemic.