AIR DATE: Jun 15 2022 15:44UTC
EPISODE: Episode 58
Karol Itauma | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric
Mike and Cedric discuss Karol Itauma, a Slovakian born, British professional boxer. As an amateur, Itauma won a gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympics.
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What up talking fight fans, thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of knuckle up with yours truly mike, or am a man centered ben in the den doing, what we do best and that’s prospects, bringing them to you only channel out here doing it.
You know what it is: queensberry promotions continuation, we’re talking about carol, ituna yeah man, tall long, southpaw um, i’m just looking up as highlights.
I don’t even know what uh weight class or is that or anything i’m just looking at those skills.
Give me a stats, real, quick: what’s this yeah man, so this light heavy who is 21 years old southpaw standing 6-1 is ranked 27th out of 86 in the united kingdom, 264th out of 1181 in the world, and right now i’m supporting an undefeated record of 7-0 With five kos and guys mark it on your calendar next month on the 16th, he is back in action at cooper box arena queen elizabeth olympic park acne, you know what it is.
Man scheduled for six rounds he’s coming off a wonderful tko victory um back last month, actually no certain this month, so yeah he just fought not too recently ago, and we get to see him back in action next month, so guys be on the lookout for this Man, this is gon na, be great uh.
Let’S talk about this brawler man, uh honestly yeah yeah yeah.
I like like his skills.
I i seen um when i was looking at his highlights.
He’S actually won an olympic uh youth gold medal.
Yes, um and you can see him with his boxing skills.
He keeps his hands up a lot of the newer generation.
Boxers are comfortable with that lead hand down um, but uh, mr e.
How do you properly pronounce his last name? I believe it’s he keeps his hands up as he knocks out his opponent here again: the blue shirts, um yeah man, good guy, good job and five five knockouts out of the seven fights yeah.
So, okay, okay, he has good skills and he has – and he has good punching power light.
Heavy weight in the uk is on fire.
Yes, the gym is clean.
Yes, definitely uh.
Definitely this kid man, you know champion youth olympic gold, medalist uh, you know he won.
He won national titles.
This kid honestly, man uh, you know his rise – has been very quick after taking up boxing in 2014.
You know since having his first bout uh in november of 2014 uh.
You know he has won a staggering seven national titles in a row.
Uh from when he entered his first one at club level, he also won golds at haringey hall and celtic boxing cups uh.
You know he entered his major international comp for england at the european use uh the spring as and got a silver medal there.
So this kid very highly decorated amateur made that transition into the paid ranks and, honestly it’s it’s really great man.
It’S it’s really great to see this kid in action.
I like watching this queensbury baby queensberry, that’s who promotes carl! That’S who promotes them shout out to you carl man, yes and the gym is looking good again damn.
But yes, this this star man, this kid man, the early you know early career path, was an exceptional light, heavyweight talent, man.
You know he has yet to encounter a single bump and that olympic youth, gold medalist has enjoyed extensive tv exposure so guys you know who this kid is man.
You just got to remember his name and watch out for this kid.
When he’s back in action on the 16th of next month and honestly, i’m i’m i’m waiting for this man, it’s it’s great, it’s great cedric! Anything else.
You want to add to uh.
You know add to the observations watching his title.
See you doing it right there.
Just yeah agree with you carl 100 frank needs to get him out a bit more man.
He you know he had that tv exposure, but he’s not he’s not staying relevant and he’s not he’s.
They are taking way too long to put this guy out there, man.
He should be out in action doing what he does best man and that’s and that’s knocking people out.
Man he’s you know seven and 05 kos panic, no panning! Today, no panning today girl! Well, yes, guys man be on the lookout for this kid man carol atuma king carol.
Actually, let’s call him that uh, you know he’s he’s a slow he’s he’s of slovakian descent.
Um you know born born and raised in slovakia, then moved to kent and uh yeah man.
Look at this kid man.
You know he’s debuted not too long ago.
Man we’re you know two years here and this guy he should be.
He should have a lot more fights under his belt and, to be honest, that’s that’s what i believe, and you know what frank’s got to get this kid out there man.
So you know what i hope to see him back in action a few more times this year.
He is scheduled, like i said, for next month, on the 16 cooper box arena, so make sure you mark that day on your calendar you’re going to want to watch this kid man for sure.
Definitely one of the rare rare um new breed of boxers that actually keeps both hands up um and it’s you know, so he has a he’s, a good combination.
This is my first time watching his highlights, but i’m very issued interested to follow his career.
I, like the guys that have um that have highly i mean he was gon na, say highly decorated, amateur careers.
I don’t know what he did as a senior, but he won a gold medalist as the youth.
So that’s very big yeah see if they can continue that those uh those boxing skills at the professional level, so he’s done it with his skills and his power so far, so yeah yeah definitely guys so be on the lookout.
For this kid man i’ll.
Let you guys know we’re closer to the date.
When he’s fighting again it’s the 16th.
I will remind you guys to watch out for this kid uh.
You know he’s exciting to watch that ring there um the event.
The event that he is part of and uh is going to be headed up by uh clark versus hefron and that’s going to be for the vacant.
Ibf, uh, continental, super middle title and the commonwealth super middle title and the british super middle title and uh yeah.
This is uh.
This is a great card that he’s on man, so he is in this one.
He is you know on this actual cart.
We got dennis mccann, uh, hamza shiraz and you know, there’s a bunch of other up-and-coming on this card.
Man and he’s one of them that you’re going to have to watch out for for sure he doesn’t have an opponent named as of yet.
But you know what really it doesn’t matter they’re going to put him in front of him and he’s going to knock him down anyway, so be on the lookout for carol akuma king carol, we’re going to be contacting you, man, try and get you out here.
It does sound like a good card, guys so be on the lookout for that one man set your reminders.
You’Re not gon na want to miss it for sure uh shout out to all the people that dropped comments today, shout out to carl man.
Last spell boxing.
Always a pleasure brother, oh and you’re gon na have to get press passes.
Yes, you will definitely definitely have to get press passes for that one carl, let us know how it all goes.
You want to see anything before we get out of here today and get back to work.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, just get back to work, get back to the drain bar.
You know during borders, gon na, do our research yep look at these upcoming fighters, yeah man so guys.
You heard it here, michael or f4 cedric ben in the den doing what we do best prospects from around the world for you to find out and watch we’ll see you tomorrow with the continuation of queensberry and what they got hiding in their stables that they’re not Letting out we’ll see you, then man not good