Queensberry promoter, Frank Warren, has revealed the man he believes will be the ‘face of the heavyweight division’ in years to come, but he doesn’t want the youngster to get ahead of himself.
That man is eighteen-year-old Moses Itauma, who has already sparred the likes of Anthony Joshua, Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois.
Before his professional debut, Itauma’s confidence was clear from the get-go, announcing his intentions of becoming the youngest ever world champion and beating Mike Tyson’s famous record of twenty years and four months, and Warren’s man has made a strong start.
After four professional outings this year, Itauma has amassed a record of 4-0, with the first two of those wins coming via first-round stoppage.
Despite Warren appearing as confident as the Chatham-born ‘big man’ himself, he told iFL TV that he would like Itauma to take each fight as it comes and to not jump the gun in an attempt to defeat ‘Iron Mike’s record.
“I want to see him take each fight as it comes, not to keep looking down the road and thinking about how he wants to be the youngest guy to win a world title. I want him to look at that [next] fight like he is fighting for a world title and go out there and put a world title performance on.
Go out there and look the absolute business, that is what I want to see from him, in every fight. I want the world to see what we see in him, because he is exciting, he’s young and I believe that he will be the face of the heavyweight division in the future.”
Itauma faces Belgium’s Amine Boucetta (7-8) next weekend on the Zhang-Joyce II undercard, where he’ll look to get back to knockout ways against a tough opponent who has been stopped just once in his career.