Probellum has announced the signings of twin brothers Pat and Luke McCormack as they turn professional.

The McCormack brothers had immense success during their time in the amateurs, with each of them proudly representing Team GB for a number of years.

"It is a true honor to announce the signings of Pat and Luke McCormack," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "They were some of the most sought-after fighters coming out of the Olympics, so to have them join Probellum is a massive statement of intent.

"We have an event in the North East of England on December 18 with some of the best talent from that area, and we're certain that Pat and Luke can become the next big stars from that region."

Pat's achievements include a silver medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and a gold medal at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, while Luke won a gold medal at the 2018 EU Championships in Valladolid, a silver medal at the 2017 European Championships in Kharkiv and a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

The North East stars will now call time on their tremendous amateur careers and enter the paid ranks, teaming up with world-title winning trainer Ben Davison and joining an elite stable that includes the likes of Josh Taylor, Lee McGregor, Leigh Wood, Mark Dickinson and more.

At just 26-years-old, the McCormack brothers are hungry for huge success in the sport.

"We're ecstatic to announce our plans to turn professional by signing with Probellum," said Pat and Luke McCormack. "We are proud of what we achieved as amateurs, but now is the time to kick on and take our careers to the next level in the paid ranks.

"After our conversations with Probellum it was clear that they were the very best option for us, and we have full confidence that they will take us to the very top as we look to achieve our dreams of winning world titles."

IN OTHER NEWS:  Split-T Management has announced the signing of undefeated, power-punching lightweight prospect Luis Acosta.

Acosta, 25 years-old of Houston, Texas has a professional record of 12-0 with 11 knockouts.

"Signing with Split-T Management is an amazing feeling. I have been trying to get noticed for a long time, but nobody was paying attention to me. Fortunately I was able to link up with Brendan (Segalas) who took a look at me and brought me the attention of Mr. (David) McWater. We were able to meet with him at my family's restaurant, Titas Tacos, and knew immediately that Split-T was the place for us," said Acosta

Acosta began boxing at the age of 16, following in the footsteps of his father, Jose, and uncle, Mario, who were both professional boxers. His father, who now trains Luis, was 2-2 as a professional, while his uncle was 1-0. 

"When I was a young kid, I did not like going to the gym. Then I started watching some boxing videos, and nine months later, we were building a gym in our backyard!"

This passion led to an amateur career that saw Luis go 57-8 and winning both the Title and Ringside Tournaments.

Acosta is a come-forward fighter, who is aggressive without getting hit, and possesses tremendous physical strength.

"In 2022, all of the opportunities will come to me. I am fighting for my family and I want to impress anyone who watches me."

In addition, Acosta is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology and has an entrepreneurial spirit honed by working many hours in his family's restaurant, which is a local landmark in Humble, Texas.

"I would like to open up a gym - not just a boxing gym - but for everyone to get into shape," said Acosta. "Also open up another restaurant."