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Moses Itauma Easily Stops Ilja Mezencev

Itauma, a 19-year-old prodigy and a rising star in the heavyweight division, showcased why many believe he could be the long-term successor to Tyson Fury.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (May 18, 2024) - In a display of power and precision, Moses Itauma made a resounding statement by stopping Ilja Mezencev in just two rounds. The bout took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on the undercard of the highly anticipated undisputed heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk at the Kingdom Arena.

Moses Itauma keeps marching forward to breaking Mike Tyson's record.

Itauma, a 19-year-old prodigy and a rising star in the heavyweight division, showcased why many believe he could be the long-term successor to Tyson Fury. Co-promoter Frank Warren has high expectations for Itauma, predicting that he will reach the pinnacle of the division.

From the opening bell, Itauma asserted his dominance over the 28-year-old Mezencev. The young Briton landed powerful left hooks that had Mezencev reeling, forcing him towards the bottom rope. Although referee Howard Foster did not award a knockdown in the first round, it was clear that Mezencev was in trouble.

The end came swiftly in the second round, just 50 seconds in. Itauma unleashed a stunning combination that culminated in a devastating right hand, flooring Mezencev heavily. Though Mezencev managed to get back on his feet, he was visibly unsteady, prompting Foster to stop the fight to prevent further damage. This victory marks Itauma's seventh knockout win out of nine professional fights.

Itauma's win further cements his reputation as a formidable emerging force in the heavyweight division. As he continues his journey, the boxing world eagerly watches to see if he can fulfill the lofty prediction of breaking Mike Tyson's record to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history.

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