COVENTRY’s Dylan Cheema has signed a long-term promotional contract with BOXXER after he stormed his way to victory in last month’s BOXXER Series tournament in his home city.
Cheema (5-0, 1 KO) won three fights in one night at the Skydome Arena to earn a new army of British boxing fans as he progressed from major underdog to grand final winner over the course of the event.
It was Cheema’s first ever time competing in his home city having made the transition to boxing following a highly accomplished run as a world champion kickboxer.
Cheema said: “This is just the beginning. I’m ready for the big fights – BOXXER and Sky Sports are the ones to make those big fights happen.
“I’m delighted to sign with BOXXER. I’ve got a good manager and a good team, and they’re going to guide me along this next stage of my journey.”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER founder and CEO, added: “The Boxxer Series is all about giving UK boxers the chance to showcase themselves and secure big future opportunities.
“Dylan Cheema did exactly that in Coventry – he put on an incredible performance, going from underdog to tournament champion, and we’re very excited about his future potential.”
The 25 year-old’s professional record now includes a win over highly-regarded fighter Rylan Charlton, runner-up in the tournament, as Cheema looks set to secure big opportunities by joining the BOXXER ranks on a long-term exclusive promotional contract.
Cheema’s new army of fans are joining his existing battalion, one which features a huge number of his fellow Sikhs.
Drawing his ancestry from Punjab – a region of India with a long and storied warrior tradition – Cheema’s pride in his heritage is reflected in the strength of support he draws from the wider community across the UK.