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Karl Etherington


Published December 2012
Karl Etherington
KARL Etherington has won a multi-fight deal with top U.S.A. fightshow Bellator.
The G.B. Judo star – who has an impressive 7-0-0 Pro Mixed Martial Arts record  will start his new fight career on the hit USA show in January.
His deal was secured by his management team "Old Skool Fight Management" who negotiated a multi-fight, multi-year contract with Bellator, the second largest M.M.A. fight show in the world.
Etherington, who comes from Blackpool, Lancashire, is a Heavyweight who has won every one of his fights in the first round.
Carl Messen, of Old Skool Fight Management, said: "Karl's first fight for Bellator will be in January in the U.S.A. and this will be followed by two further fights on the show before he competes in a $100,000 eight man tournament in September.
"This is a great opportunity for Karl to become of the top fighters in the world in the Heavyweight division."
The deal was secured by Neil Wain and Carl, who jointly run “Old Skool Fight Management” after a series of negotiation with Bellator’s management.
Old Skool Fight Management is based in Yorkshire but have fighters from across the U.K. in their stable.
Karl is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Judo and competes for Great Britain. He is ranked eighth in the British Judo Association’s national rankings.
Neil, who has fought in the U.F.C. himself,  said: "Karl has devastating knock out power and will be flying the flag for the U.K. in Bellator.
"He is looking to establish himself as one of the top Heavyweights in the world and this deal will give him the platform to do just that.
"These are exciting times for everyone involved with 'Old Skool Fight Management' with some great opportunities for the fighters on the horizon.
"You will be able to follow Karl's progress in Bellator as he sets his sights on winning the Heavyweight Title in one of the world’s biggest M.M.A. promotions.
"We are always looking for talent to market so any fighters wanting to join our team should get in touch as soon as possible."
For further information on Old Skool Fight Management phone Carl Messen on: 07815 110528
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