WBC contender Hamzah Sheeraz. 23-years-old, an unbeaten middleweight. 15-0 and 11 KO’s is hopeful his natural skill set will see him challenge for a WBC world title next year, or at least force himself into a mandatory position and climb the ladder.
Sheeraz faces the tough Argentine Francisco Emanuel Torres, headlining at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday. 2021, British fighter of the year had this to say –“If I win I will get a top-six ranking with the WBC and then I’ll work my way up,”
What Does Hamzah Sheeraz Need to Do?
What will Hamzah Sheeraz need to do to ”work his way up?” Well, let’s take a look. He currently has some potentially massive domestic clashes on the horizon. Chris Eubank Jr, Felix Cash, and Liam Williams all currently rank above him within the top 10 with the WBC. Any of these fights would not only boost his ranking, but provide very good money, and maybe most importantly, boost his popularity (especially if he can come away with the win against any of these guys)
So, the journey to climb the ladder is not an easy one. And it appears it will get a lot harder, and fast!
Current WBC middleweight champion.
If Hamzah Sheeraz does climb to the top of the tough middleweight ladder, he could potentially be facing the current WBC middleweight champion of the world – Jermall Charlo!
Charlo boasts a record of 32-0 22 KO’s.
This weekend’s bout. Hamzah Sheeraz Vs Fransisco Torres – Vacant WBC title.
This weekend’s bout is a must-win for Sheeraz if he is to have any chance of challenging for a WBC world title next year. The fight will be contested over 10 rounds at the middleweight 160 lbs limit. The winner will be picking up the vacant WBC silver title. The ring walks can be expected around 10 pm and can be watched live on BT Sports.
His opponent, Argentina’s Torres, managed to go the distance with former WBA interim world super-lightweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr. As tough as the Argentine is, with Sheeraz current form and consistent improvement in the ring, as well as natural talent. Don’t be surprised if we get a late stoppage from Sheeraz. Which at this time, is close to how to bookies see it also.
Tale of the tape:
KO Wins: 11
Height: 6’ 3”
KO Wins: 5
Height: 6’ 0”
Does Hamzah Sheeraz move to 16-0?