News | Jan 26 2017

Frank Warren reveals latest signings

Sam Maxwell, Ekow Essuman and Sunny Edwards join Frank Warren and BT Sport
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Frank Warren during the press conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

FRANK WARREN has signed two budding professional prospects, Sam Maxwell and Sunny Edwards, both of whom have stellar amateur backgrounds as national champions and GB internationals.

Maxwell won his pro debut last year but is a seasoned World Series of Boxing competitor and has 10 rounds with current two-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko under his belt. Maxwell beat Albert Selimov in an Olympic qualifier and won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, losing a tremendous contest to Josh Taylor in the semi-final.

“I boxed Lomachenko twice in two weeks, once in Kiev and once in London, the second time I really held my own, it was a really good fight,” said Maxwell. “I’ve had ten rounds with him in total and it was a great experience. He’s the best fighter in the world and it’s given me a lot of confidence moving forward,” Sam said. “I competed at an elite level in the amateurs against some of the very best boxers in the World. I took a lot from fighting in the World Series of Boxing and proved I belong at the top. I’m looking to use all of that experience to help me progress quickly in the pro game.”