Moses Itauma secures ANOTHER first round knockout as he receives advice from Mike Tyson in bid to beat his record of becoming the youngest-ever world champion
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Moses Itauma secured another first round knockout and moved to 6-0 after he pledged to break Mike Tyson’s record as the youngest-ever world champion.
The 18-year-old stopped Istvan Bernath inside the first few seconds of his bout on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s fight against Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening.
He has set his sights on becoming the youngest world champion in the history of the sport, and he has roughly 18 months to do so if he wants to pip Tyson’s effort.
Tyson is in Saudi Arabia after helping train Ngannou for his sanctioned professional boxing debut in what is being dubbed the ‘Battle of the Baddest’ between he and Fury.
And he took time out of his schedule to chat to Itauma as he secured his sixth victory of the year.
Moses Itauma (right) secured his fourth first round victory of his career on the undercard of Tyson Fury versus Francis Ngannou
The 18-year-old has targeted becoming the youngest world champion of all time in the future
He was seen speaking to Mike Tyson (right), receiving advice on how to progress his career
Tyson was seen asking Itauma how many fights he wanted in a year, receiving the response: ‘I’m thinking eight fights this year and eight fights next year and then we’ll see where we go. But I want eight quality fights, not eight bums.’
Tyson appeared to respond to tell Itauma that any fight is important and you can learn from any opponent as the youngster from Chatham, Kent, listened on.
The chat ended with Itauma thanking the former world champion for his advice after shaking his hand.
Tyson is in Saudi Arabaia after helping train Ngannou for his crossover boxing bout against Fury on Saturday
Itauma only turned professional in January but has secured six victories so far this year from six separate fight, featuring two points wins and four first round knockouts.
He boasts victories over Marcel Bode, Ramon Ibarra, Kostiantyn Dovbyschchenko, Kevin Nicolas Espindola, Amine Boucetta and now Bernath.
Tyson, meanwhile, became world champion at the age of 20 years and four months in 1986 when he knocked out Trevor Berbick to win the WBC heavyweight championship.
His record still stands to this day, but Itauma, who is 18 years and 10 months old, is aiming to break that record, though he will have to move quickly in order to do so.
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