Hyde signs Heffron

26 August 2010

Cork boxing manager Gary Hyde has announced the signing of British amateur standout Mark Heffron.

Hyde also manages two time Olympic gold medallist Guillermo Rigondeaux and EU super middleweight champion Lolenga Mock.

Im excited to sign Mark Heffron, Hyde said. Freddie Roach told me this kids a huge talent and he advised me to sign him. Our plan is to keep him busy, starting with his pro debut September 5 in Wolverhampton and then, hopefully, five more fights before this year is out.

The 18-year-old Heffron fights out of Manchester. He captured a gold medal at the Junior ABA Championships and silver at the European Youth Championships.

Through Garys connections, Ive already met Freddie Roach and trained with some of his fighters at the Wild Card Gym. I cant wait to make my pro debut September 5, Heffron said.

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