Hamzah Sheeraz has been named the 2021 Boxing Writers’ Club Young Boxer of The Year.
The unbeaten 22-year-old follows in the footsteps of the likes of Nigel Benn, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan, George Groves and more who have also won the prestigious award.
Having made his professional debut in September 2017 the size and power of Sheeraz has proved a handful for all his 15 opponents to date. Having campaigned originally at 154lbs he recently decided to move to 160lbs where his promoter Frank Warren is confident his man can go all the way to the top of the middleweight division.
Having thanked his family, Frank Warren, trainer Ricky Funez, and others Sheeraz described his feelings at winning the award.
“I feel honoured and humbled to be chosen by the Boxing Writers’ Club as their Young Boxer of the Year,” said Sheeraz.
“Whilst all honours are fantastic, to be chosen by people with a deep and historic knowledge of the sport, and who have seen and chosen so many great fighters at the early stages of their careers over the past 69 years makes it even more special.
“I hope my future career makes the Boxing Writers’ Club proud and, God willing, I go on to equal the achievements of the former winners of this prestigious award. Alhumdullilah.”