Javon Walton, ‘Euphoria’ TV star and amateur boxer, 17, signs with Jake Paul’s promotion company
- ‘Wanna’ is best known for playing pre-teen drug dealer Ashtray on ‘Euphoria’
- Walton is an accomplished amateur fighter – with five Georgia state titles
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Jake Paul‘s Most Valuable Promotions has added its youngest member into its stable of fighters.
Amateur boxer Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton has signed with the celebrity fighter’s promotional company, according to ESPN.
In addition to boxing, Walton is an actor – best known for playing pre-teen drug dealer Ashtray on the HBO hit drama ‘Euphoria’.
While he’s best recognized for his role in the Sam Levinson-written show, the 17-year-old Walton has some big accomplishments under his belt.
He’s fought in more than 80 bouts and has won five Georgia state titles while fighting in the 125 pound weight class as well as two Silver Medals in the national Junior Olympics. That success has seen him sign with Nike’s Jordan Brand, becoming their youngest signee ever.
Jake Paul’s ‘MVP’ boxing promotion has signed 17-year-old prodigy and actor Javon Walton
Walton is best known in the acting world for playing Ashtray on HBO’s drama ‘Euphoria’
But beyond acting, Walton (L) is an accomplished amateur boxer – with five Georgia state titles
Walton is also MVP’s youngest signing – with the promotion aiming for him to make his professional debut in the year 2024. Until then, MVP – the promotion started by Paul and former UFC CFO Nakisa Bidarian – says they’ll advise him as his amateur career comes to an end.
‘I’ve been training so hard and working for the majority of my life for this moment,’ Walton said in a statement.
‘MVP feels like family, and that’s very important to me. I know they can help me reach my goals in professional boxing and do it in a way that feels special to me.’
Walton will be officially unveiled at an event on August 2 in the run up to Paul’s upcoming fight against Nate Diaz in Dallas.
In the meantime, Walton will be trained by his father, DJ, who said, ‘We see this as an incredible opportunity to make a big impact on ‘Wanna”s entrance into professional boxing.
‘The way Nakisa and Jake have been able to disrupt the boxing promotion business in such a considerably short period of time is inspiring. We’re honored to be MVP’s youngest signee.’
”Wanna’ Walton is uniquely positioned to become the face of combat sports over the next decade,’ Paul and Bidarian said in a statement. ‘With an unmatched blend of skills and pedigree, strong values, and a large highly engaged fan base before turning pro, he embodies a true superstar in the making.
‘We’re honored to welcome ‘Wanna’ into our family of exceptional athletes and under MVP, he will be headlining global pay-per-view events in no time. MVP is leading a new era of boxing and ‘Wanna’ is the future. We can’t wait to see his greatness unfold.’