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Top Ten Prospects in British Boxing
By Terry Mayers Updated: May 21, 2014
Here are the ten potential World Champions with all having had under fifteen fights and look impressive as they get to grips with the professional ranks.
Luke Campbell Lightweight 5-0
The Olympic Gold medallist has cut through his opposition under Eddie Hearne’s Matchroom banner and is being mooted for a British Title eliminator in the summer. The tall rangy Lightweight is looking to be fast tracked to a world title after turning professional at a relatively late age (26).
Callum Smith Super-Middleweight 11-0
The big punching former GB rep is part of the Smith brother dynasty who has taken British boxing by storm. Winning the English title in just his eighth contest the Liverpool lad who is trained by Joe Gallagher believes he will be ready for a world title shot at some point in 2015.
Anthony Joshua Heavyweight 5-0
Seen by many as the ‘’saviour’’ of the Heavyweight division, The Olympic Gold medal currently possesses a one hundred percent knockout ratio. Next out on the Froch v Groves bill at Wembley Stadium, ‘’Big Josh’’ has this week been talking up his chances against Wladimir Klitschkho.
Anthony Ogoggo Middleweight 6-0
Movie star good looks and a bronze medal go a long way to kick-starting a career in professional boxing. The Suffolk born lad is promoted by Golden Boy in America; Ogoggo who is just 24 is close friends with Amir Khan and has already featured on a Floyd Mayweather undercard.
Martin Joseph Ward Super-Featherweight 8-0
The slick stylish Ward hasn’t lost a round in his opening eight contests as a professional fighter. A former ABA champion and GB rep, Ward turned over after failing to make the Olympic Games in 2012. Under Eddie Hearne’s Matchroom banner the 23 year old Ward has the potential to go a long way in a limited weight class.
Khalid Yafai Super-Flyweight 10-0
Likened to the legendary Roy Jones by Sky pundit and former World Champion Johnny Nelson, Khalid 23 is back in action after a long period out through injury. Currently possessing an unblemished record the super-fast Yafai’s next fight is for the Commonwealth strap.
Joe Selkirk 12-0 Light-Middleweight
The Current WBO Light-Middleweight champion, the 28 year old Selkirk has been making been strides under a relatively low profile. The Frank Warren promoted switch hitter will next be in action on the undercard of Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora in July.
Ian Weaver 4-0-1 Super-Featherweight
Southampton based Weaver was not granted a license by the British boxing board of control after failing a medical which has stunted his profile in the professional game. Forced to take fights abroad Weaver’s progress may be hampered by his lack of activity however he is one of the most naturally talented boxers on these shores. Many fight fans will be hoping the all action Weaver will be able to resolves his problems with the BBofC and face off against domestic rival Martin J Ward in future years.
Chris Eubank Jr 15-0 Middleweight
Son of the Charismatic Eubank Senior, Young Chris has been making quite a name for himself after exposure on Channel five and Boxnation. Turning pro after a relatively brief amateur career Eubank is on a six fight knockout streak and has become an intense rival of British and Commonwealth champion Billy Joe Saunders after a number of twitter spats.
Sam Hyde 2-0 Cruiserweight
At the tender age of just 18, Hyde turned professional after winning three ABA titles as a junior boxer. Intense power in both hands the still maturing Hyde looks set to take British boxing by storm after two fantastic knockout wins.