Jamie Cox signs with Matchroom Boxing
By Neel Khagram
Last Updated: 22/04/17 7:44pm
Unbeaten super-middleweight contender Jamie Cox has signed a professional contract with Matchroom Boxing.
The 30-year-old (21-0-KO12) is mandatory challenger for the 168lbs British title which is being contested between Rocky Fielding and John Ryder at Liverpool's Echo Arena tonight, live on Sky Sports, and the former Commonwealth Games winner is relishing the next phase of his career.
"I'm excited to be working with Eddie Hearn and boxing on Sky Sports," said Cox.
"I've been made mandatory to fight the winner of the British super-middleweight title fight between John Ryder and Rocky Fielding. I will fight anyone and of course that would be an honour to win that belt. I just can't wait to get going and get back in the ring doing what I do best.
"It's a massive platform for me to showcase my skills. Eddie is putting the biggest shows on, especially at Wembley next week, and I want to be part of these huge nights."
Cox only fought once last year when he beat Martin Fidel Rios in October, but is confident of facing anyone in his weight division as he targets a world title shot within the next year-and-a-half."I'm ready to rip my way through the 168lbs fighters out there. I want to fight a big profile name ASAP, so the public can see what I'm all about. We will then push towards that world title in the next year to 18 months," he said.