Teenage boxer Ali Tazeem, who had been in comparison with Amir Khan, has tragically handed away following a automobile crash. The information was confirmed by boxing agent and promoter Sam Jones from the Probellum boxing firm on Sunday morning.
“It is simply terrible information,” Jones instructed Specific Sport. “All of us really feel shocked and ship our condolences to his household. He was a particular particular person and a particular fighter who was going to go on and do nice issues.”
Jones, who works as Probellum’s head of expertise relations, had earlier taken to social media to disclose the unhappy information. “This morning I woke as much as the information that @_AliTazeem has handed away on the age of 18,” he wrote on Twitter. “I can’t imagine it, I can’t even course of it correctly. We solely spoke yesterday speaking about how he was going to mild up the professional sport. All I can take into consideration is Ali and his beautiful household.”
Probellum signed Tazeem simply three weeks in the past and he was tipped to have an enormous future within the sport after lighting up beginner boxing. The 18-year-old, who was born in Wolverhampton, gained 15 worldwide gold medals in a 51-bout beginner profession.
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“Positively, I feel he has received the whole lot it takes [to succeed]. What was significantly spectacular for me was he moved up a weight class to make it more difficult, and ended up successful gold in each weight classes [in Bristol]. Since then, I’ve stored in contact with him.”
Earlier than his premature loss of life, Tazeem, who had beforehand acknowledged he believed he might be “one of the best within the enterprise,” had been taken on the pads by the legendary Floyd Mayweather Snr. And he additionally delivered boxing coaching to Wolves winger Adama Traore, who’s at the moment on mortgage at Spanish giants Barcelona.