Peckham’s Derrick Osaze has signed a multi-fight deal with BOXXER.
The South London middleweight, who has a perfect 10-0 record, won Ultimate Boxxer 3 in May 2019.
Now they have set up Boxxer with founder Ben Shalom looking to work with fighters over a longer period.
Shalom said: “Our fan favourite boxing tournament format will remain part of the BOXXER brand. We’re still keeping the tournament format.
“We’ve done six successful events, the fans and the TV broadcasters love the shows. However, we are now also going to be working with the fighters that come through the system long term, under the BOXXER brand in additional large scale shows.”
Osaze is the first to sign up with them.
Shalom said: ”When we first saw Derrick, he was a confrontational character, but he’s also a very good person. I felt like that combination made the right personality. We knew we had a great fighter on our hands.
“At Ultimate Boxxer 3, we looked at Derrick and saw he was creating something special. We saw his fans and the way they were as happy as he was when he won the tournament. From that day we were thinking about how do we get to the point that we can work with him and today is that day. It’s an excellent move for us, and it’s a massive move for Derrick.”
Osaze has two stoppage wins on his fight ledger and last boxed in September when he halted Rene Molik at Indigo at The 02 in Greenwich.
“It feels good, I’m excited and looking forward to what’s ahead,” he Osaze, “The guys at BOXXER have discussed their plans for the future, and it’s something I can see myself aligning with.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of Ulitmate Boxxer and from myself in terms of my career; it’s exciting times ahead.”