Anthony Fowler, cousin of Robbie Fowler, signs for Matchroom Boxing
Last Updated: 20/04/17 1:24pm
Olympian Anthony Fowler will make his professional debut on the Kell Brook-Errol Spence Jr undercard.
The Liverpool ace has joined fellow Team GB Rio 2016 fighters Joe Cordina, Lawrence Okolie and Josh Kelly, by signing with Matchroom Boxing.
Fowler, cousin of Anfield legend Robbie, will make his bow at Bramall Lane on May 27, with the Brook-Spence Jr clash live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The 26-year-old won the 2014 Commonwealth gold medal and was crowned ABA champion six times, and has set his sights on winning titles in the paid ranks.
"I achieved everything I could do in the amateurs apart from getting a medal at the Olympics," he said.
"I waited for Rio because I wanted to go to the Olympics but I was also gaining experience fighting the best of the best.
"As a pro I think that's going to show as there are very few people in England that can live with me and it's only the very elite in the world that beat me in the amateurs. So I think I am going to shine as a pro and my style is great for it.
"I've been knocking people out in the amateurs with big gloves on so I think in the pros that I'll have more time to pick my shots. Over the longer distance I'll be able to take my time and look really good. As long as I keep my head down and live the life, I don't see any reason why I won't become a world champion."
Okolie has had two professional fights, Kelly one and Cordina makes his debut at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on the Martin Murray-Gabriel Rosado middleweight fight this Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1HD.
All three will be appearing at Wembley Stadium on April 29, along with Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua, and promoter Eddie Hearn is delighted to add Fowler to his growing stable.
"Anthony has had an incredible amateur career but I really believe that his style is perfect to achieve in the pro game and to entertain fight fans in the arenas and on Sky Sports," he said.
"He comes from a great fighting city and with his links and family history to Liverpool football club we expect him to be a major star both in his hometown and all around the country."