Tyson Fury pays MASSIVE compliment to young heavyweight sensation Moses itauma

Moses Itauma is widely seen as the next big thing in boxing’s heavyweight division, and now the current king Tyson Fury is singing his praises in a big way.

The 19-year-old Itauma has incredible potential, with his Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren clearly believing he can be the long-term successor to WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Fury.

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And the day when Itauma is challenging for world heavyweight titles may come sooner rather than later based on Fury’s verdict of his talents – according to Spencer Brown, manager of ‘The Gypsy King’.

Fury verdict on Itauma

Brown spoke about Itauma’s sparring sessions with Fury, and the huge potential the Kent starlet (8-0) possesses.

He told Queensberry Promotions: “I’ve just heard you speak about Moses Itauma. He’ll tell you about his sparring with Tyson. Tyson thinks that not a lot of people could beat Moses Itauma at this very minute – he’s so impressed with him. And what a lovely kid. If you’d have seen them spar, it was unbelievable.”

Fury is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to become the sport’s first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis back in 1999.

Those Jai Opetaia rumours

Brown also used the opportunity to put one sparring rumour to bed, namely all that talk earlier this year that cruiserweight banger Jai Opetaia had put Fury on the floor.

He said: “I’ll put a little record straight here Jai Opetaia flew in – lovely kid, great team, great fighter. But all this rubbish about he put Tyson away and all that, you probably heard yourself.

“It’s a load of rubbish. I think he was a little bit shocked at how good Tyson really was. He’s a cruiserweight, not taking nothing away from him – great fighter, lovely kid.”

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