KAROL ITAUMA IS an eight-time National amateur champion and 2018 Olympic Youth gold medallist.
The Slovakian-born light heavyweight beat world and European youth champion Ruslan Kolesnikov to claim the gold in Argentina at the 2018 Games, avenging a defeat in his first international tournament against the Russian.
He made his professional debut in December 2020 and now has seven KOs from his nine wins, including at Wembley Stadium on the Fury-Whyte spectacular.
He has been developing on Queensberry’s prospect stacked bills and his backers are filled with confidence over the prospect’s future.
Anthony Yarde is a world class Light Heavyweights under the same promotional umbrella, and Itauma insists that he will be up there with him, eventually.
Itauma was back in action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December when he stopped the durable Slovak Vladimir Belujsky in the final round to maintain his impressive winning streak as a professional of huge promise.
Sadly for Itauma, in his 10th pro fight and maiden title encounter, he suffered an unfortunate defeat in his attempt to win the WBC International title against Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna in January at Wembley.