Matchroom sign Prizefighter winner Jono Carroll and welterweight prospect Jeff Saunders
Last Updated: 05/02/15 5:01pm
Prizefighter winner Jono Carroll is one of two new signings to Eddie Hearn's Matchroom stable.
The Dubliner joins up along with Jeff Saunders, the younger brother of Matchroom's Sunderland light-welterweight Bradley.
Carroll, 22, beat Gary Buckland and Stephen Foster Jr on his way to the Prizefighter title in December and will make his Matchroom debut at super-featherweight on a Josh Warrington-fronted bill in Leeds on April 11.
Former ABA welterweight champion Saunders turns professional after leaving the army and will fight this weekend in Gateshead before appearing on the same card as his brother and Anthony Joshua on Newcastle on April 4.
Hearn said: "I'm delighted to welcome Jono and Jeff to the team. Jono has already shown unbelievable promise by capturing the lightweight Prizefighter trophy in December and now we will see him return to super-featherweight to campaign for major titles.
"He has an exciting style and plenty of personality and I think Irish boxing has a real gem in Jono.
"Jeff debuts this Saturday on a Matchroom Fight Pass show and anyone who knows the amateur game will know his potential.
"We have huge plans in the north-east and I am sure Jeff will follow in brother Bradley’s footsteps in rising up the domestic and world rankings."
Watch the Newcastle and Leeds bills live on Sky Sports in April.