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I’ve worked with Tyson Fury, Joe Joyce and Frank Bruno but this heavyweight prospect is ‘as good as any of them’

Frank Warren has worked with some of the best boxers of all time, but few have impressed him more than Moses Itauma.

The 18-year-old has only had four professional fights so far, winning all of them, but he is already tipped for greatness by those around him.


Itauma has started life as a pro boxer very well winning all of his four fights so farCredit: Getty
And Frank Warren thinks he has the potential to match or even exceed the achievements of some of the greats


And Frank Warren thinks he has the potential to match or even exceed the achievements of some of the greatsCredit: Getty – Contributor

Warren currently promotes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, as well as contenders Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois, and he used to promote former heavyweight world champion Frank Bruno.

And while Itauma is still only in the early stages of his career, Warren believes he could be as good as any of the heavyweights with whom he has worked.

“From what I’ve seen of him at his age and at this stage of his career, he’s as good as any of them, there’s no doubt about that,” Warren told talkSPORT.

“Time will tell, but at this stage of the game, he’s something else, he’s extra special.”

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In his first two fights, Itauma showed his devastating power with a pair of first round knockouts.

But, a lot of heavyweights have power, and in his two most recent outings, Itauma has gone the distance and he has demonstrated speed and movement that are unusual for a man of his size.

And one man who predicted that Itauma would take to the professional ranks like a duck to water was his trainer Shane McGuigan.

He told talkSPORT when Itauma was still an amateur: “There’s another kid, his name’s Moses Enrique Itauma, he’s 17 years of age and he’s unbelievable.

“I’ll give him a little shoutout there, he’s a super heavyweight and he’s going to the World Championships at the moment.

“He’s a phenomenal talent, he’s there sparring Daniel Dubois going head on at 17.

“I brought him in at 15 years of age to spar Lawrence Okolie and he came straight from school, he’s just an unbelievable talent.”


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