Mike Altamura joins MTK Global

Manager Mike Altamura (left) and undefeated junior featherweight contender TJ Doheny. Photo courtesy of MJA Entertainment


Former world title challenger Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin’s company, MTK Global, has brought on highly-regarded Australian fight manager Mike Altamura to help with the company in a scouting and matchmaking capacity.


Despite being only 34 years of age, Altamura brings a wealth of experience to the company, having started managing boxers in his teens. The well-spoken Melbourne, Australia-based Altamura is considered one of the most well-respected and sharpest young men in the game and brings an encyclopedic knowledge of fighters to the table.


Altamura also has a keen eye for fledgling young talent, having spent years scouting top prospects the world over.


While MTK will look to Altamura to help discover new talent, he will also look to boost the rankings of contenders, to move them into a position for world title contention.


After the news broke of MTK’s latest addition to their staff, in a recent chat, Altamura seemed genuinely excited to get to work and do what he does best for a company, which has nine established locations worldwide.


“I’m really looking forward to taking up the role,” said Altamura, who counts several world champions among his vast and growing stable of fighters over the years. “I’ll be working with MTK Global to enhance the business and sign new talent.”


Altamura is not only renowned in Aussie boxing circles but is also someone who has managed fighters from all over Europe and Asia. He has also worked extensively in the United States as well. His well-earned reputation as an extremely astute manager, with a keen eye for talent, has him well connected with many promoters throughout the world.


“MTK is growing at a rapid rate and I am confident I can discover and sign some great fighters in certain untapped markets, where I’ve operated for years,” said Altamura.


While it’s still early days, MTK seems to know it has landed a gem in the multi-faceted Altamura and is thrilled to have him on board.


MTK CEO Sandra Vaughan said recently that she is excited to be working with industry specialist Altamura and is anxiously anticipating getting him working on building their stable of world champions.


“Not only will he be on the lookout for the hottest talent, he is also well-positioned to help our fighters climb the world rankings and further their careers, which remains MTK’s main goal in boxing,” said Vaughan.


The politely confident Altamura, who connected with MTK through his working relationship with Anto Connolly at MTK Australia, revealed recently that he is very excited to get to work and do what he does best – building champions.


“To say I’m motivated is an absolute understatement,” said Altamura.


And a motivated Altamura is great news for MTK Global.



This story is dedicated to the memory of Peter Stokes. Rest in peace, Champ.




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