23-year-old featherweight prospect Amin Jahanzeb is the latest addition to Frank Warren’s ever-growing stable of fighters, as the Bradford native has signed with Queensberry Promotions.
Jahanzeb turned pro in May 2018, and has a record of 7-0 (2 KO) thus far, fighting on smaller shows against low-level opposition. But the Warren camp clearly see something in him, and will give him a chance to break through on the domestic level at the very least.
“Listen, it is about time now for me getting out there,” said Jahanzeb. “It is a top platform, a great one, now we will show people on the bigger platform what we are really about. It is time to show greatness.
“I’ve been wanting to step up since my second or third pro fight. All the opponents I was asking for were big step-up opponents but, obviously, it is a process and sometimes you cannot get them. Any step-up I am offered now I will take in the blink of an eye.”
Jahanzeb is also managed by Tunde Ajayi, who has helped guide Anthony Yarde’s career.
“Tunde Ajayi, as people know, thinks big,” Jahanzeb said of his manager. “I think big and I never think on a small scale. Of course you have to take steps to get higher and higher, but you also need the vision. Big thanks to Tunde and my coach at Heavyhitters, Haroon Headley. Haroon is a great guy and a great coach who has been putting time in with me. With the three of us working together we are all on the same page and we communicate so well.”
Jahanzeb has a lot to prove, but he’s got some big name idols, and promises to be entertaining for fight fans.
“I grew up on guys like Roy Jones Jr, James Toney, Gerald McClellan,” he said. “I watched guys like that and have studied them since I was 13 or 14 years old. I take bits from every fighter — all the old school ones — and mix it all in one pot. Then you have me.
“I like to fight and I can box too. It depends on what mood I am in on the night. A lot of my opponents punch fresh air and if you watch my fights you will see I can come forward and counter-punch as well.”
He certainly doesn’t lack for confidence.