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2020

Imam ticking over, awaits decision on Crawford or Postol title shot

Rey Sanchez 01/05/2017

📸 Rey Sanchez

Amir Imam 19-1-0 (16 KO’s) returned to the gym a few weeks ago.

The “Young Master” super lightweight prospect rated #1 contender at the WBC ranking inside the 140 pound weight class, continues to train and waits for the decision to be made by current WBC champion Terence Crawford.

Imam, along with his team led by Stacy McKinley, work day by day at The Heavyweight Factory in Hollywood, Fla., pending the announcement of Crawford.

Super-lightweight king Crawford is reportedly planning to rise to welterweight and would leave his title vacant.

“We are at GYM once again; I still haven’t a date for the next fight. However, that is not my job, I’m here at the GYM getting ready for when my team tells me to go up and fight,” Imam said.

“Boxing is a sport where you lose and win, obviously the defeat with Granados affected me, but that is already in the past and we must move forward. Sometimes, you learn more from defeats than from victories,” added Amir.

For his part, Coach McKinley believes that Amir has many opportunities to get a world title as super light or welter.

“Amir is young yet, he has the quality and talent to achieve his goals. As #1 contender in the WBC ranking, he has the opportunity to fight against Postol which is the #2 if Crawford vacates his title.”

We will be watching Crawford’s moves, we are already here in the GYM training to get 100% physically. For now, the job is to maintain the Imam condition, when we have defined the next fight and against whom he will raise to the ring, we will design a fight plan with more details,” Stacy said.