Move over Anthony Joshua, there's a new heavyweight force emerging from the UK – Moses Itauma. This 18-year-old boxing prodigy is making waves in the sport and has his sights set on conquering the world.
A Knockout Record
Itauma has been making a name for himself with his impressive record. In a recent bout against Michal Boloz, he secured a stunning victory in just one round, taking his professional record to an impressive 7-0. What's even more impressive is that most of his wins have come by knockout.
Aiming for Greatness
While Itauma's current achievements are impressive, his ambitions reach far beyond his current success. Inspired by the legendary Mike Tyson, who became the youngest world heavyweight champion at the age of 20, Itauma is determined to break that record. He believes he can achieve this feat even earlier, setting his sights on a world heavyweight title by spring 2025.
A Meteoric Rise
Itauma's journey to becoming a rising star in the boxing world began in the amateurs. Known for his monstrous power, he regularly demolished opponents and earned honors at the world youth level. It was no surprise when he caught the attention of boxing promoter Frank Warren, who signed him up and launched his professional career in January.
Meeting the Greats
Itauma's talent has not gone unnoticed, even by the legendary Mike Tyson himself. The two fighters crossed paths, and Tyson offered Itauma valuable advice about facing lower-caliber opponents. Tyson emphasized that every fight is a quality fight and that there are no easy wins in boxing. Itauma took these words to heart, fueling his determination to prove himself against all challengers.
The Road Ahead
With his impressive amateur record of 24 wins, Itauma is no stranger to success inside the ring. He is eager to return to action, with plans to step back into the ring as early as February, potentially on the undercard of the highly anticipated Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight.
As Moses Itauma continues to make his mark on the boxing world, all eyes will be on this young talent as he strives to become the next heavyweight champion of the world.