Unbeaten Kyle Yousaf has changed his career direction and is now being promoted and managed by Doncaster’s Stefy Bull and trained by Sheffield’s Grant Smith.
It is a feather in the caps of his new team, whose brands have been increasing on the domestic scene.
Super flyweight Yousaf, 24, who has left the Ingle gym, will box on a Dennis Hobson show at Ponds Forge Arena, on February 2.
Smith said: “I’m friends with Kyle’s family; I trained his brother Saif to a national title, so they must have liked the way I work. He looked around at four or five other coaches so it’s a bit of an honour to get him.
“We want to bring on, see where he is in a tick-over fight and then push on.
“He is only a baby, nowhere near his prime, but soon we’ll be training him towards fighting into the championship rounds.”
Bull said: “I am chuffed - all of Yorkshire knows what a talent he is.
“It was totally unexpected, I just got a random phone call asking me if I was interested in having a meeting.
“Kyle will be out next on the Josh Wale Freesport TV show in February and then I will be working to deliver him title fights as soon as possible.”
Yousaf has an 12+0 record, (five KOs) and boxed on Kell Brook’s last undercard, at Bramall Lane.
He turned professional in February 2015.
Former world champion Junior Witter described him as “the future.”