Eddie Hearn has he revealed one of the men he believes to be perhaps the best young heavyweight in the sport of boxing.
Given the shortage of big fights happening amongst the current crop at the top of the blue ribbon division, fans could be forgiven for starting to look towards the generation coming through.
And in a recent feature with Boxing Social, Hearn explained that he has heard enough strong reports about Queensberry prodigy Moses Itauma to think that he is number one of the younger heavyweights.
“Moses Itauma, from what I hear, is a great talent.”
Eight months in to his first year as a professional, standout amateur Itauma has quickly amassed a record of 4-0 with two of those wins coming inside the distance.
Hearn also predicts his own fighter, Johnny Fisher, as having a bright future in the sport.
Many pundits believe that 23 year old American prospect Jared Anderson is the future of the division, boasting an impressive record of 15-0 with all but one coming via knockout.
However, Hearn stated he has his reservations, and was not impressed by ‘The Real Big Baby’s showing against former Anthony Joshua opponent Charles Martin last time out.
“I’m not sure about Jared Anderson. When Charles Martin was in his prime – which was when ‘AJ’ boxed him – he was 31-0 with 29 knockouts, and ‘AJ’ knocked him out inside two rounds. And people said he was a joke and the worst heavyweight champion of all time.”
“Now all of a sudden he’s had about four defeats, and he’s a really dangerous fighter. Jared Anderson fights him in his fifteenth fight, about the same as ‘AJ’ and struggles.”
Fans will be front row for the journeys of both Itauma and Anderson over the next decade, with a high-stakes meeting down the line not out of the question.