AN OLDHAM amateur boxing star is turning professional.

Former Team GB boxer Will Cawley has linked up with MTK Global, who helped guide the career of Tyson Fury and Shaw’s Jack Rafferty among others, as he looks to make a mark in the paid ranks.

Cawley has had an illustrious amateur career, with his list of accomplishments including winning the 2016 ABA Championships.

The flyweight is also a European silver and bronze medallist, and competed for the British Lionhearts at the 2017 and 2018 World Series of Boxing.

Cawley has recently been training alongside the likes of Scottish star and world super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor at the MTK Performance Centre in Essex, which is headed by Fury’s former trainer Ben Davison.

Cawley said: “It’s great to be joining MTK Global and it’s amazing to now be managed alongside other great fighters and world champions as that’s where I aspire to be one day.

“I’ve found the transition from amateur to professional to be good so far, and I feel like I’ve always had a professional style, so will see how it feels when I’m fighting as a pro on the night.

“Over the next 12 months I’m hoping to get a few fights in, and the long-term plan is just to keep pushing onto bigger things.”

Details of his professional debut are expected to be announced soon.