By Chris Glover
Australian marquee manager Tony Tolj has added one of Australia’s hottest amateur prospect to his ever extensive stable, as he is delighted to announce that “The Dynamite Kid” Mitchel Stapleton has signed a long term managerial contract with the Perth based manager, who has been a key figure in the rise of fighters such as Chris John, Andrew and Jason Moloney amongst others.
Stapleton amassed 5 national titles as an amateur in Australia, and at the age of 19 has made the move in to the professional ranks. The New South Wales native discussed his link up with manager Tolj.
Stapleton said, “I am delighted to link up with Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire Boxing. I loved boxing in the amateurs but my ambition was always to be a success in the professional ranks, and I felt that this was the right opportunity for me to make that leap into the pro game and I am really excited to get the ball rolling.
“I have seen the job Tony has done with the likes of the Moloney twins and I believe he will be able to do the same job with myself and take me all the way to world title fights. That is what I am in this game for.”
Stapleton continued, opening up about his style and what fight fans can expect from him, “I have an all action style and I can also box when I need too. I enjoy putting on a show for those in attendance and I feel my style is more suited to the pro game. I am learning all the time but I can guarantee excitement from my fights.”
The ever busy Tony Tolj gave his take on his latest acquisition, “Mitchel Stapleton has been one of the shining lights in Australian amateur boxing for some years so I am delighted to be looking after him going forward. He is an unbelievable talent and one that I believe will go all the way in the professional game.”