Former Fusion FC Lightweight Champion Billy Cornell (1-0) has signed with Alpha Talent Management. The management company led by Martin Ireland and Danny Beevor recently signed up a bunch of talent including UCMMA Lightweight Champion Harry Davies and 18-year-old prodigy Kayne Isaac.
Martin Ireland said, “Billy Cornell was one of the hardest signings that I’ve had, it was like a football transfer or signing. There was a lot of management companies that were after Billy, which is a testament to his abilities as a fighter that so many management companies were after him”
“He drives a hard bargain. It was definitely a hard and long road to get him to sign with us. We’re glad we managed to get the deal over the line and welcome him aboard”
Billy Cornell (1-0) made his pro debut against Ahmed Alash at MTK MMA in October. Cornell put on a gutsy performance in Round 1 and survived some horrible positions. The Nova Forca product made an unbelievable comeback in the second round and submitted Alash with a nasty guillotine choke. MTK MMA’s Toni Colasanto picked Cornell’s performance as one of his highlights on the night.
Cornell went 4-0 as an amateur under the Fusion FC banner. Billy trained with Ricardo de Silva at Nova Forca and now works on his striking alongside former Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion Nathaniel Wood and professional boxer Isaac Chamberlain at Raptors Strikeforce.
Cornell joins Alpha Talent Management’s stable of fighters including Jahreau Shepherd, Rico Biggs, Festus Ahorlu, Mike Hales, Stelios Theo, and Jabeed Rahman. ATM represents fighters that have held titles in WCMMA, Cage Warriors Academy, Killacam, and Fightstar Championship. Billy is scheduled to fight on the next MTK MMA London card at York Hall on Saturday 13th April.
Photo by Ben Bowles