On the undercard of the highly anticipated rematch between Zhilei Zhang and Joe Joyce, the heavyweight prodigy Moses Itauma demonstrated his immense potential with a swift and brutal victory over Amine Boucetta, further solidifying his reputation as "the future of heavyweight boxing."
The bout didn't last long, as Itauma wasted no time in showcasing his power and precision. In the opening moments of the first round, he delivered a thunderous uppercut that sent Boucetta crashing to the canvas. The Belgian fighter displayed courage by rising to his feet, but Itauma was relentless.
Pressing his advantage, Itauma cornered Boucetta against the ropes, unleashing a relentless flurry of punches. The final blow, another devastating uppercut, sent Boucetta to his knees once more. This time, the referee intervened, wisely deciding to halt the contest to protect the brave but outmatched Boucetta.
Itauma entered this fight with a clear mission, having seen his last two bouts go the distance. His determination to secure a knockout victory was evident from the outset, and he delivered in spectacular fashion.
At just 18 years old, Itauma is already making waves in the heavyweight division with his impressive performances. He expressed his desire to remain active, even ambitiously stating, "If there's no injuries, I would have 100 fights in a year."
Looking ahead, Itauma has his sights set on bigger challenges and a potential path to a world title. When asked about the main event between Joyce and Zhang, he confidently stated, "If I want to achieve what I want to achieve, then these guys could be my opponents."
With the endorsement of his trainer Shane McGuigan and his promoter Frank Warren, who have hailed him as the future of heavyweight boxing, Moses Itauma appears destined for a bright and promising career in the sport.