‘Yeah, I’ve Got Him… Like Right Now.’ Curmel Moton Identifies Future Opponent
As the boxing world readied itself for the unification fight on September 30, between “Canelo” and Jermell Charlo, many were looking forward to seeing the highly touted Curmel Moton (1-0), who was due to make his professional debut against Ezequiel Flores (4-1). Moton subsequently came through his professional debut with flying colours, stopping his previously undefeated opponent in the first round of their fight on the Alvarez vs. Charlo undercard at the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena.
The Future for Curmel Moton
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Curmel Moton Wins on Professional Debut
Moton promised to steal the show on Saturday night, and his performance was as impressive as his confidence. “Big Deal” is a decorated amateur who won 137 times. Floyd Mayweather earlier this year called out Leigh Wood to fight his protege. There is an expectation regarding the Utah-born fighter, and he showed us a small sample of his capabilities during his destruction of Flores.
The 17-year-old was praised by many for taking on a 4-0 opponent in his first fight, but there was a clear gap in class during this fight. Moton dropped Flores in the first round with a well-timed left-hand shot. Flores managed to beat the count quickly. There was no respite for the Oregon-born boxer, as Moton quickly pounced, unloading vicious combinations, which forced referee Celestino Ruiz to call off their scheduled four-rounder, awarding the victory to the Mayweather protege.
Skills of Moton and His Future
Moton was brilliant on his professional debut, showcasing his excellent movement around the ring, making himself an elusive target. His speed and accuracy in his punches seemingly bamboozled Flores. He also showcased his effectiveness at switching between the head and body, another vital skill he will need as he progresses in the world of professional boxing.
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It will be interesting to see what comes next for Moton, but after facing a previously undefeated fighter in his first pro bout – it seems he will be moved through the ranks rapidly. When asked about potential opponents before he defeated Flores, “Big Deal” agreed with Mayweather’s claim he could beat current featherweight world champion Leigh Wood: “Me and Floyd had talked about it.” He added: “Yeah, I’ve got him (Wood)… like right now.“
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