Matchroom Boxing Signs Aqib Fiaz
As the boxing world faces an unknown threat in the coronavirus, promotions are coming up with ways to beef up rosters for the future. Matchroom Boxing is looking to be ahead of the curve, signing Aqib Fiaz to a multi-fight deal.
“I’m delighted to add exciting Super-Featherweight prospect Aqib Fiaz to our growing stable of talent,” said Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn. “I was very impressed with his performance on the Jono Carroll vs. Scott Quigg undercard last month and Jamie Moore has been raving about his talents for a while. It always helps being a big ticket seller in this game and Aqib has already got a huge following in Oldham. I’m looking forward to watching his career develop over the next few years.”
At 20, Fiaz (5-0) won four fights in 2019, his debut year. The super-featherweight last fought back in March, beating Dean Jones via points decision. The fight was in front of family and friends inside the Manchester Arena in England. It was his first fight there after moving through the country.
“I’ve worked my whole life for a deal like this,” said Fiaz. “I’d like to thank Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing. I can’t thank them enough for giving me this opportunity. I’m only 20-years-old and I’m already being trained by one of the best trainers in the country in Jamie Moore. Now on top of that I’ve been signed to the best boxing promoters in the world.”
As an amateur, Fiaz won nine Area Titles and a National Youth Title at 60kg in 2017. He was trained by VIP Gym’s Jamie Moore as well as champion’s Carl Frampton and Rocky Fielding. Now, the orthodox fighter is looking to be on the top cards with some of the best boxing has to offer. Recently fighting on the Jono Carroll v. Scott Quigg card, Fiaz wants in on fight cards featuring the likes of Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin.
An opponent for Fiaz has not been announced yet.
“I’m really excited and I can’t wait to get back out there and cracking on with the next chapter of my career,” Fiaz continued. “I feel like a caged animal with this isolation and I’m ready to go now. I’m still training in my garage at home, keeping fit and ready to make my big Matchroom debut later this year.”