Hamza Uddin: "I Was Watching It Thinking This Kid Is A Star", Eddie Hearn Buzzing For New Rising Star In His Stable

Eddie Hearn ‘Buzzing’ For New Rising Star Hamza Uddin In His Stable

‘Future World Champion’ Hamza Uddin has vowed to wow the boxing world once again as he prepares for a homecoming fight in Birmingham on June 22, live on DAZN. The bright, British Super-Flyweight prospect produced a dazzling debut performance on Matchroom’s NXT GEN show in Liverpool last weekend when he dispatched France’s Santiago San Eusebio with a devastating third-round stoppage.

Impressed by the 20-year-old’s brilliant beginning in the pro ranks, promoter Eddie Hearn has wasted no time in keeping Uddin active by adding him to next month’s Denny-Cash undercard at the Resort World Arena Birmingham. 

And having enjoyed the widespread praise he has been showered with since his bow on Merseyside, Uddin insists his growing legion of fans haven’t seen anything yet.

Hamza Uddin Reflects On Win And Talks June 22 Fight

“I was born for this,” Hamza Uddin said, speaking to Matchroom Boxing

“I only delivered 0.1% of what I can do so just imagine what I can do next.

“I enjoyed every moment in my debut and the week leading into it. It was an honour to make my debut on such a platform and I was focused and motivated to perform in accordance to that. 

“I had a lot of expectation on this but I feel I exceeded expectation and thoroughly entertained the crowd throughout.

“I’m critical of myself and my performance was not to my best standard but I’m straight back in the ring in Birmingham on the 22nd June and I’m ready to show my the best Hamza Uddin.”

Reflecting on Hamza Uddin’s debut win, Eddie Hearn said: “I absolutely loved it. I was watching it thinking: ‘This kid is a star.’

“I told Sam Jones [Uddin’s manager] he had to stop him and he got a beautiful, viral finisher.

“Sam Jones tells everyone that all of his fighters are going to be World Champion and that they can beat everyone etc, but with Hamza I think he might be right.

“Everyone ringside was smiling, they were excited and that’s what we want. We want performances that make people tune in and puts nuts on seats.

“A perfect professional debut and he’s top of my list. He’s back out on June 22 in Birmingham and we know he’s going to sell a lot of tickets.

“If anything else pops up in the meantime, I’m chucking him on because when you get performances like that, you want to see more and more ASAP.”

By Darshan Desai

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