Yorkshire’s Muheeb ‘Flashy’ Fazeldin is promising a dazzling performance when he clashes with local rival Uzair Najib for the Central Area super-bantamweight title on February 21.
The Sheffield pair go head-to-head at the city’s Octagon Centre; part of the undercard to Ross Burkinshaw’s WBO European bantamweight title fight with Belgium’s Benjamin Smoes. And Fazeldin, who is trained by Naseem Hamed’s brother Ali, is threatening to steal the show.
“I’m going to let you into a secret. You can expect a flashy performance with accuracy, power, and skill. It’s going to be just beautiful. He’s going to get taken to school. I’m a big fan of Naz and admire him. He had his own style though and I don’t intend to be like him, but I’m trained by his brother so there’s going to be similarities. Trust me, I’m going to be putting on a real show.”
On paper, the scrap is a genuine 50-50 affair. Both men are unbeaten – Uzair is 5-0, Fazeldin has five wins and a draw – and the pair are of a similar height and reach. Muheeb though believes his future will be at the pinnacle of the sport and sees Najib as a stepping stone to bigger prizes.
“I don’t really know who he is, or anything about him,” said the 22-year-old. “We have boxed on the same show and I’ve seen a couple of rounds, and he just comes forward. I respect anyone that puts the gloves on, but don’t really rate him.
“I’m very confident that I’ll win, and all the training’s done now. I’m a strong believer in God and believe he’s put me in this position for a reason. I’m very confident in my ability and skill. I’m looking forward to this title. In my eyes it’s a stepping stone to the bigger picture and I’m eventually aiming for a world title.”
Promoter Dennis Hobson stated: “The headliner, Burkinshaw against Smoes, is a great contest and will be very exciting, but this Central Area fight could be the highlight of the night. It’s really even and I genuinely don’t know who’ll win. Both kids are from Sheffield, have got great support, and they’re both convinced they’ll come out on top. It’s a shame this fight isn’t on TV because I think it’s one that would turn casual fans into real boxing diehards. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Dennis Hobson Promotions presents Ross Burkinshaw versus Benjamin Smoes for the WBO European bantamweight title at the Sheffield Octagon Centre on February 21.
Also appearing will be Sheffield’s Uzair Najib and Muheeb Fazeldin contesting the Central Area super-bantamweight title; Dronfield’s Lewis Taylor; Sheffield’s Waleed Din, Nicolie Campbell, Ramzy Nassa, Pharys Nassa, Loua Nassa, and Razaq Najib.
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