Weaver joins Matchroom
Super-featherweight latest to join Hearn's stable
Last Updated: July 5, 2012 4:53pm
Iain Weaver: High-class amateur pedigree
Iain Weaver is the latest British amateur star to sign professional terms with Matchroom Sport.
The 22-year-old joins former Team GB colleagues Scotty Cardle, Kal Yafai and Martin Ward in promoter Eddie Hearn's burgeoning stable of future champions.
"I will always have great memories of representing Team GB but this is a new chapter in my life and I cannot wait to get going on September 8.
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He will make his debut on the undercard of Darren Barker's comeback fight on September 8 at the Alexandra Palace in north London.
The super-featherweight said it was the promise of regular action that was the decisive factor in signing with Matchroom.
"I am really excited about starting out in the professional game," said Weaver. "I will always have great memories of representing Team GB but this is a new chapter in my life and I cannot wait to get going on September 8.
"To make my debut on the undercard of a big show topped by Darren Barker - a guy who has fought one of the top three fighters in the world - is just a dream come true.
"I sat down with a number of promoters but only Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport can deliver regular big nights and I'm thrilled to be part of it."
Hearn said he cannot wait to unleash Weaver on September 8.
"I'm delighted to secure the signing of Iain, he's an exceptional young talent and we look forward to giving him the best opportunity to reach the top," said Hearn.
"We're building quite a team here at Matchroom Sport and cannot wait to see them all do their thing and express themselves in the new season."