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Exclusive: Hamzah Sheeraz determined to continue ‘knockout streak’ on Usyk vs Dubois undercard

Nine months on from his last fight, Hamzah Sheeraz returns to action as he continues to forge his path towards a future world title shot.

Britain's Hamzah Sheeraz is determined to add another knockout victory to his record when he takes on Dmytro Mytrofanov on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk's world title clash with Daniel Dubois. 

The 24-year-old returns to action for the first time since November after dealing with a hand injury.
Sheeraz currently boasts a perfect 17-0 record with 13 stoppages to his name. The Brit is determined to challenge for a world title in the near future, though his primary task is getting past Mytrofanov.
The Ukrainian boxer, currently 13-0, is the heavy underdog according to bookmakers, but will have thousands of Ukrainian fans on his side in Wroclaw, Poland.
The bout is one of 13 on a stacked card headlined by the heavyweight title clash between Usyk and Dubois.

Sheeraz admitted he is looking forward to being part of the event, telling Planet Sport: "It's a great opportunity for me. I've said it before, fighting on someone like Usyk's undercard, someone who you aspire to be like, to get to the levels he's got to in the sport of boxing, it's a surreal moment to be fair.

"Once you get in there, you don't really think about that. But it's more afterwards, when you look back at what you've done you can say, 'yeah I boxed on Usyk's undercard'. I'm looking forward to it.
"When we first got that call that I would be fighting on it, I said 'why not, let's dot it'. Whoever the opponent is, lets get it on, lets get it cracking."
With Sheeraz aiming for a future world title shot, winning is of upmost importance. However, the Brit is also looking to put on a show as he looks to make a statement in the middleweight division.

He added: "I would've got in there with anyone, it doesn't matter. To get where I want to get to in the sport and to do what I want to do, you need to get in there, whoever they put in your way. Just beat them and beat them in a convincing manner.

"Hopefully I can continue my knockout streak, that's what the main thing is about, putting bums on seats and making people aware of who Hamzah Sheeraz is."

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