After spending nearly 20 months on the shelf due to promotional issues, Amir Imam is eager to stay busy. The 29-year-old is set for a two-month turnaround after a successful return this past weekend, taking on TBA as part of the January 18th Eleider Alvarez-Michael Seals card on ESPN+.
Heading into his appearance on last Saturday’s Jamel Herring-Lamont Roach Jr. undercard, Imam (22-2, 19 KO) had been out of action since falling to Jose Ramirez in March of last year. a fight which would have earned him the WBC super lightweight title. Afterwards, the inevitable happened in his partnership with Don King, leading “The Young Master” to sign with Top Rank in August.
His promotional debut saw him hand Marcos Mojico his third consecutive loss to a notable prospect, knocking the Nicaraguan out in four.
Does anyone see Imam making a real run at his new weight class of 147 pounds, or is he destined to be a casualty of Top Rank’s desperate search for Terence Crawford opponents?