One of super-featherweight’s top prospects has signed a multi fight deal with Matchroom Boxing. Aqib Fiaz is sitting at 5-0 and is incredibly sound technically.
Aqib Fiaz has been working for a long time for this exact moment. The signing to Matchroom Boxing is the next step in a lifetimes work.
“I’ve worked my whole life for a deal like this,” said Fiaz. “I’d like to thank Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing. I can’t thank them enough for giving me this opportunity. I’m only 20-years-old and I’m already being trained by one of the best trainers in the country in Jamie Moore. Now on top of that I’ve been signed to the best boxing promoters in the world.”
Fiaz plans in debuting later this year. But the wait is too long and he is itching to get back in the ring to perform with his new deal.
“I’m really excited and I can’t wait to get back out there and cracking on with the next chapter of my career. I feel like a caged animal with this isolation and I’m ready to go now. I’m still training in my garage at home, keeping fit and ready to make my big Matchroom debut later this year.”
As far as his skills, Aqib Fiaz has studied some of the best pressure boxers in history. His style is a high paced one that will be even more and a more of a crowd pleaser as he grows as a boxer.
“I’m a come-forward pressure fighter and I’ve always studied the likes of Michael Gomez, Ricky Hatton and Jamie Moore. I can also box as well because I boxed for England, I’ve boxed at a high level as an amateur and there’s a lot of sides to my game that I haven’t shown in the ring yet.”
Fiaz credits his early start for his success as well. He recounts exactly how he started in boxing at 11 years old.
“I started boxing around the age of eleven which was when I had my first fight. I was very overweight as a kid. At first it was all about losing weight, but I ended up falling in love with the sport. I lost my first amateur fight but I enjoyed the competition, being punched in the face and punching someone back.”
Now at VIP Gym, Aqib Fiaz is thankful that he was invited to be a sparring partner with Carl Frampton.
“I was first invited to the VIP Gym as a sparring partner for Carl Frampton when he boxed Josh Warrington. From there I asked Jamie if he’d like to train me and he said yes. I’ve been there since the beginning of 2019 and I’m constantly improving. I’m learning loads from Carl, Jack and Rocky and soaking it all up.”
As mentioned earlier, Fiaz is ready to get back to what he does best. He wants to get back in the ring and has his eyes set in a particular card.
“Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin is the next show in Manchester, so I’d love to get on that one for my first fight with Eddie. It’s absolutely massive and one of the shows that I’d be at as a fan if I wasn’t boxing. You’ve got Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano and Callum Johnson in a European Title fight. If I’m on that then it will be the icing on the cake.”
Eddie Hearn on Aqib Fiaz
Matchroom Boxing President, Eddie Hearn, speaks highly of Fiaz as well. He’s excited to add the prospect to his roster of fighters.
“I’m delighted to add exciting Super-Featherweight prospect Aqib Fiaz to our growing stable of talent,” said Eddie Hearn.
“I was very impressed with his performance on the Jono Carroll vs. Scott Quigg undercard last month and Jamie Moore has been raving about his talents for a while. It always helps being a big ticket seller in this game and Aqib has already got a huge following in Oldham. I’m looking forward to watching his career develop over the next few years.”
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