British boxer and current BBBofC, Commonwealth and WBO international super-middleweight champion Lerrone Richards has signed a multi-fight deal with promoter Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
After representing Ghana in the 2012 African Olympic Qualifier where he made it to the quarter-finals, Lerrone Richards turned pro in 2013 and had his first professional bout against Robert Studzinski in September 2013.
Currently, the pugilist has a record of 13-0 with 3KOs. Richards clinched the vacant WBO European super-middleweight title after defeating Rhys Pagan via unanimous decision at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London on 27th November 2017.
Richards won the Commonwealth belt against Tommy Langford on 27th April 2019 at the Wembley Stadium and retained it on 30th November 2019 against Lennox Clarke at the Arena Birmingham, the same bout where he also won the British super-middleweight title and was the last time he was seen in action in the ring.
Working with Eddie Hearn, I’ll get the right promotion: says an exuberant Lerrone Richards
Now, the undefeated pugilist has joined hands with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, the promotional company which also houses the likes of Anthony Joshua, Katie Taylor, Callum Smith, and many more boxing superstars.
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“I’m happy, elated and excited,” an exhilarated Lerrone Richards told Sky Sports, “I just can’t wait to get going and I’m really looking forward to the plans ahead.”
“I wanted a fresh start now that I’m top of the domestic tree. You look at Matchroom and they’ve got all of the top boys and I want to be part of this, and I want to be involved in big fights in the future,” the 28-year-old southpaw added.
Nicknamed “Sniper The Boss”, Richards is currently seeded in the WBO top 15 and is trained by Dave Coldwell and managed by S-JAM Boxing.
“The time I’ve had out of the ring, and the time I’ve had with Dave, we’ve used that wisely and you’ll see a far more improved fighter in my next fight. I feel like now I’m working with Eddie Hearn, I’ll get the right promotion and I’ll be able to build my profile,” Richards further asserted.
Eddie Hearn himself spoke a few words about his new champion boxer. “I’m delighted to welcome Lerrone to the team,” said the promoter.
“I remember watching him when he turned pro, he was a real talent and now he is ready to explode onto the world stage”, Hearn continued, “We welcome him to the big league and we will deliver all our promises to help him realise his dreams.”