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‘Britain’s Mike Tyson’ seals brutal first round knockout to extend record to 8-0


Moses Itauma continues to make waves in heavyweight boxing as he blasted out Dan Garber in round one.

The 19-year-old has received huge praise of late, with Tyson Fury calling him the ‘future of the division’.


Garber faced a barrage of hits from Itauma before the end of round oneCredit: @boxingontnt X

National press have also branded Itauma as ‘Britain’s Mike Tyson‘, with the teenager extending his winning run on Friday night.

Late on in the first round, he trapped Garber in the corner and hit him with a body shot before a right hook to the head.

Itauma then continued to pummel his opponent and won when the fight was stopped with 40 seconds left of the round.

He now sits on a record of 8-0, with the latest victory the sixth he has claimed as a first-round knockout.

Speaking after the bout, Itauma said: “It was good getting back in the ring and I could have got him out of there earlier.

“I trained for a longer fight so I would have fancied three or four rounds.

“I don’t enjoy the training but I like the fights, I can get used to this.”

Former lightweight title holder Anthony Crolla was full of praise for Itauma and believes he can go and achieve huge things.

Itauma proved to be too much and the fight was waved off


Itauma proved to be too much and the fight was waved offCredit: @boxingontnt X

“Winning the world heavyweight title is one of the greatest prizes in sport, I really believe Moses Itauma is that good, I would go as far as to say I would be surprised if he doesn’t,” he told TNT Sports.

“Do you know when, and I don’t think I’m speaking out of turn here, do you know when you talk about him being the youngest heavyweight [champion], if they were to go full steam ahead with that, there’s nowt to say he wouldn’t do it.

“I genuinely mean that, it would be a fun ride watching it and listen if he didn’t manage to do it, he wouldn’t fall far short.”

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