Earlier this year highly-rated heavyweight prospect, Moses Itauma, made his professional debut with a lot of hype behind him.
Itauma’s promoter, Frank Warren, says fans can expect to see plenty more of the highly-rated Brit, planning to have the 18-year-old box a total of eight times this year.
After Itauma signed with Queensberry Promotions, before even making a professional appearance in the ring, Itauma confidently announced his ambition of becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of all-time, a record currently held by Mike Tyson.
“I want to become the youngest heavyweight world champion. I want to beat Mike Tyson’s record of twenty years, four months and twenty-two days.”
Born in December 2004, Itauma is currently eighteen years and four months old, meaning the youngster will have around two years to achieve heavyweight glory and break the record.
Warren clearly feels that the best way to progress Itauma and skyrocket him into world title contention is through increased activity, similar to that of ‘Iron’ Mike, who boxed nineteen times in the twelve months following his debut.
In an interview with Boxing Scene, Warren explained why Itauma must stay active.
“He’s going to have eight fights this year.
We are going to keep him busy busy busy and get his experience up. I think he’s capable of doing that. Obviously I will look at each fight and make a decision whether to push him or not but I think he’s capable of that volume of fights this year.
The busier he is, the more he is in the gym training for fights and living the life and learning.”
The young prospect already has two first-round knockouts in as many fights and is back in action this weekend featuring on the Joe Joyce vs Zhilei Zhang card.