FLOYD MAYWEATHER prodigy Curmel Moton desires to combat Leigh Wooden in his second combat ought to he efficiently navigate his four-round debut on Saturday evening.
The 17-year-old makes his skilled bow on the T-Cell Area early on Saturday night as a part of the undercard for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo.
Moton’s mentor Mayweather recommended that the wonderkid, rated by many as one of the best teenager in American boxing, may beat Nottingham’s featherweight puncher Wooden proper now.
And the teen has agreed with what appeared like an outlandish declare from the retired ring legend.
“Me and Floyd had talked about it,” Moton defined. “We have been wanting on the champions and we noticed some Leigh Wooden footage and I advised him: ‘yeah, I’ve bought him… like proper now.’
“Then Floyd did an interview, I didn’t anticipate him to, we had simply been speaking between us however then subsequent factor you understand it’s on Combat Hype. So I’m like ‘okay!’
“However we’re useless severe. I would like that combat. I need to deal with my enterprise in my debut however after this I would like Leigh Wooden.”
Wooden is at present rated at No.2 on the earth and holds the WBA featherweight title, which he’ll defend in opposition to Josh Warrington in Sheffield on October 7.
And Moton, who takes on 4-0 Ezequiel Flores on the T-Cell, insists he has what it takes to win a world title earlier than he turns 18.
“I really feel like I’ve the abilities to do it and the proper group behind me to do it,” he added. “Wilfred Benitez was in a position to do it so why can’t I?
“There’s a number of good fighters however I really feel like proper now I’d have the ability to maintain my very own with all the champions within the division. I’ve labored with Robeisy Ramirez throughout a number of of his camps and I used to be in there doing my factor for positive.
“I really feel like out of these champions, he’s positively probably the most expert and one of the best one. He was barely dealing with me so I really feel like I’m able to take over this division.
“I’m the subsequent one developing. I’m attempting to be the largest prospect.”