Hamzah Sheeraz looking to make statement against Franciso Torres

Hamzah Sheeraz is looking to make a statement when he faces Francisco Emanuel Torres on July 16 Photo Credit: Queensberry PromotionsHamzah Sheeraz is looking to make a statement when he faces Francisco Emanuel Torres on July 16 Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions
Hamzah Sheeraz is looking to make a statement when he faces Francisco Emanuel Torres on July 16 Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions

Hamzah Sheeraz is set to record another career first on July 16 when he tops the bill for the first time at the Copper Box Arena, where he takes on Francisco Emanuel Torres, live on BT Sport.

Sheeraz, just 23, introduced himself to the middleweight division back in March with a resounding defeat of the usually highly competitive Jez Smith, who lasted just 38 seconds into the second round.

The Ilford man, who picked up the WBC International Silver title for his triumph, is being rewarded for his rapid progression with the headline spot at the Copper Box against an in-form Argentinean fighting for the vacant WBC Silver title.

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“It is an amazing feeling, it almost feels like I am at that next step of my career, slightly finishing off being a prospect and starting to be somebody who gets recognised seriously in the 160lbs division throughout boxing,” considered Sheeraz, who prepares for fights in the sunshine of Los Angeles.

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“Hopefully, with main eventing, I can make a statement and get my name out there.”

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Torres, who is unbeaten in 10 dating back to early 2018, achieved a notable result last time out when he shared the spoils with the highly rated world title challenger Jose Benavidez Jr in Phoenix.

“Yeah, listen, he has a draw with Benavidez and has beaten some top fighters. I am looking forward to it and he is coming to win. His confidence is going to be through the roof with a draw with Benavidez and he will bring his A-game.

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“I will be bringing mine and hopefully I will be too much for him on the night.”

Sheeraz knocked out Smith in two rounds in March Photo Credit: Queensberry PromotionsSheeraz knocked out Smith in two rounds in March Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions
Sheeraz knocked out Smith in two rounds in March Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions

Hamzah Sheeraz fights for the vacant WBC Silver middleweight title against Francisco Emanuel Torres on July 2 at London’s Copper Box Arena. The British, Commonwealth and IBF European super middleweight titles will be on the line when Lennox Clarke and Mark Heffron meet in what should be a blockbuster battle between two big punchers.

A recent star at Wembley Stadium, Nick Ball will make a defence of his WBC Silver featherweight title, while Dennis McCann fights for the vacant WBC International Silver featherweight title against James Beech Jr.

Sheeraz defends his WBC International middleweight title against Torres Photo Credit: Queensberry PromotionsSheeraz defends his WBC International middleweight title against Torres Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions
Sheeraz defends his WBC International middleweight title against Torres Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions

New Frank Warren signing Pierce O’Leary will fight for the vacant WBC Youth super lightweight championship, with other fights on a bumper card featuring super featherweight Ryan Garner, light heavyweight Karol Itauma, super bantamweights Masood Abdulah and Umar Khan, welterweights Khalid Ali and Sean Noakes and super lightweight Sonny Liston Ali.

Tickets for the show at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday, 16 July are on sale now priced from £55 and are availible from SeeTickets.com.

Author: Agyei

A hardcore football fan, who thinks Marcelo Bielsa needs his own brand of water cooler.

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