The person who helped Tyson Fury set up himself as the most effective heavyweight in boxing, SugarHill Steward, is assured his latest scholar will even attain the top of the game.
On Wednesday, Olympic silver medallist Ben Whittaker signed an expert contract with the promotional firm, BOXXER, who will assist information his profession alongside Anthony Joshua’s 258 Administration firm.
SugarHill is the person tasked with changing Whittaker from an elite-level beginner to a seasoned skilled.
The nephew of legendary boxing coach Emmanuel Steward is assured his fighter shall be competing for home honours inside 5 fights.
“Regardless of the thoughts can conceive it might probably obtain,” SugarHill advised talkSPORT.
“So, if that’s what he needs to do, it simply takes the work to do it.
“There’s been fighters whose second skilled struggle has been for a world championship. So, him combating for a British title shouldn’t be unlikely.”
Finally, Steward believes that Whittaker is succesful is emulating the success of four-weight world champion and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.
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“He jogged my memory popping out of the Olympics from beginner to professional with that star-studded high quality, like a Roy Jones,” Steward stated.
“Undoubtedly, he can attain the top of Roy Jones and a few high athletes which have come earlier than him.
“That is in all probability one of many first occasions anybody has talked about Roy Jones by way of somebody popping out [of the Olympics].
“I do see some similarities within the showmanship and his character exterior of the ring and simply his method with the individuals.”
Whittaker misplaced out on gold to Cuba’s Arlen Lopez within the remaining in Tokyo.
Regardless of serving to however the Group GB Boxing to their greatest medal haul for over a century, Whittaker was not pleased with what he perceived to be a failure and initially refused to put on his silver medal.
The sunshine-heavyweight might want to carry that mentality into the professional sport if he needs to get anyplace near the accomplishments of Corridor of Fame boxer ‘Captain Hook’
Jones Jr., who additionally gained silver on the Olympics earlier than turning professional, is regarded by many as one of many best fighters in historical past.
Throughout his prime, he gained mulitple world titles at middleweight, tremendous middleweight, and light-weight heavyweight.
In 2003 he turned the WBA heavyweight champion by beating John Ruiz. Jones Jr. was the primary former middleweight titlist to efficiently transfer as much as the heavyweight division.
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