Oldhill’s new kid on the block, Manny Zaber, insists he has what it takes to one day light up the world stage.
The 20-year old boxer turned professional in June and after securing a comfortable points win over Qasim Hussain in his debut contest, the lightweight insists he’s the real deal.
“I boxed well, kept tight, relied on my skills and got the win,” he commented.“It’s all about getting rounds under my belt at this stage but I felt good in there.
“I’m a come forward fighter and I love a scrap. But I can box too.
“I’m capable of boxing the back foot when I need to and want to show everyone what I can do.
“I want to be world champion. If I didn’t think that, I wouldn’t be boxing. I want to go all the way to the top.
“I believe one day I will be world champion.”
Zaber, who turned to the paid ranks after a stint in white collar boxing, features on Black Country Boxing’s ‘Home Turf’ show at the Banks’s Stadium, Walsall FC, on September 4th.
Zaber is joined by Gloucester light heavyweight, Scott Gibbins Jr and Ludlow light middleweight, Craig Morris, on the undercard of Walsall light welterweight Luke Paddock’s clash with Stoke’s Andy Keates.
Despite the fact that his opponent is yet to be named, the golden-toothed youngster is targeting an early finish.
“Growing up I loved Mike Tyson. The way he came forward and overpowered his opponents was unbelievable.
“I want to adopt the same style and shut up shop as soon as possible.
“It doesn’t matter who I fight. It’s all about turning up on the night and doing my job right. That’s all I can concentrate on.
“Luke will be fighting in his hometown so the atmosphere will be electric but I have to blank it all out and make sure I do the business myself.”
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