British heavyweight, Matty Harris, secured his fourth first round finish in a row last month and has been tipped to reach the top of the division.
Harris is only 5 fights into his professional career, but already has people taking notice.
The 23 year-old was last in action at the end of March on the Harlem Eubank card at York Hall in London. Harris once again made quick work of his opponent, Milos Veletic, getting the stoppage after just 23 seconds.
Having been taken the full distance of 4 rounds in his first fight in November 2021, Harris hasn’t let an opponent get out of the first round since.
His promoter, head of Wasserman Boxing, Kalle Sauerland, says Harris carries ‘dynamite’ in both hands and is the ‘stand out’ young heavyweight.
“Out of many young talented heavyweights, he is for me the one that stands out.
It’s all about the heavyweights right now and this man has been preparing with Anthony Joshua.
By the end of the year we will go for that world heavyweight youth championship. This man can hit like no heavyweight I’ve seen at this age, he’s phenomenal.
His hands are dynamite, he’s a big man who can move, but a big man with an even bigger punch and that’s rare.”
The British heavyweight scene is the envy of the world, boasting the likes of WBC champion Tyson Fury, former two-time champion Anthony Joshua, ‘The Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois and a host of young up and coming talent including Harris.
Harris is likely to get out many more times this year and fans will be keeping a keen eye on his progress up the ranks.