12 months ago

Probellum is pleased to announce the signing of highly-rated amateur sensation Ben Rees ahead of his plans to turn professional.

The Birtley fighter has had a glittering amateur career, with his accolades including five national titles, and a European bronze medal.

He now joins the booming North East boxing scene, becoming the latest star from the region to sign with Probellum, following in the footsteps of fighters such as Lewis Ritson, Mark Dickinson, Pat McCormack and Luke McCormack.

Probellum’s elite roster also includes Regis Prograis, Nonito Donaire, Donnie Nietes, Lee McGregor, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Paul Butler, Muhammad Waseem, Hebert Sousa, O’Shaquie Foster, Hovhannes Bachkov, Darius Fulghum, Eduardo Hernandez, Brandon Moore, Jack Bowen, Jason Mallia and Francisco Rodriguez.

“I’m delighted to sign with Probellum and it’s the start of some big things for me,” said Rees. “Boxing in the North East is only going to get better and better, and I’m happy to be a part of it.

“I’ll hopefully make my debut in February, and I want to work my way up the domestic scene, winning the British title and then moving onto world titles from there. What Probellum can offer is in line with my goals, and I can’t wait to get started.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome yet another fantastic prospect to the team by signing Ben Rees,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “We’ve got a superb mix of world champions, title contenders and rising stars at Probellum, and Ben fits right in as someone who can achieve massive things in the sport.

“Ben has already had incredible success during his time as an amateur, and we’re confident he will go from strength to strength and carry that form into the paid ranks.”

News on when Rees will make his professional debut will be announced in the near future.

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