Teenage boxer Ali Tazeem hailed as ‘next Amir Khan’ dies in a car accident in Wolverhampton, as promoter Sam Jones confirms his tragic passing on social media
- Ali Tazeem dubbed ‘next Amir Khan’ has died in a car crash in Wolverhampton
- The 18-year-old only signed his professional contract three weeks ago
- His promoter Sam Jones confirmed the news in an emotional Twitter post
- Tazeem has been seen posing with Khan, who says he had a huge future ahead
Teenage boxing talent Ali Tazeem, dubbed the ‘next Amir Khan‘, has been killed in a tragic car accident in Wolverhampton at the age of 18.
News of Tazeem’s death was confirmed by his promoter Sam Jones on Sunday morning after he uploaded an emotional Twitter post.
‘This morning I woke up to the news that Ali Tazeem has passed away at the age of 18. I can’t believe it I can’t even process it properly.
‘We only spoke yesterday talking about how he was going to light up the pro game, all I can think about is Ali and his lovely family.’
According to On Trend, the incident occurred in Birmingham after a car and bus collided at a junction.
Three people are believed to have been left injured, with Tazeem sadly passing away.
Boxing rising star Ali Tazeem, 18, has died following a car crash in Wolverhampton on Saturday
Boxing promoter Sam Jones confirmed the news on Twitter on Sunday morning
The highly-rated youngster only signed his professional contract with Probellum three weeks ago and had a huge boxing career ahead of him.
Tazeem was tipped to have a massive future in the paid ranks following a hugely successful amateur career, where he won 15 international gold medals from 51 bouts, losing just six times.
The Midlands star only recently expressed his delight at his signing his professional deal a few days ago.
The crash site in Wolverhampton showing the car which looked to have veered off the road
Incident happened in the early hours of Sunday April 17, with police appealing for witnesses
Midlands-born Tazeem poses with his promoter Sam Jones who confirmed his death on Twitter
‘I made a lots of moves in the ring but the best move in my career is signing with Probellum. With hard work and dedication I know I can be the best in the business, especially with the support of Sam Jones, my team and great people around me’, he said on social media.
He had earlier announced his signing by saying: ‘My amateur journey has been great and I look forward to my pro career with Probellum. Couldn’t have done it without your support! See you all at my pro debut.’
Bolton-born Boxing legend Khan likened the youngster to himself, after previously saying: ‘He will be the next me and make history.’
Bolton boxer Amir Khan previously hailed the teenager insisting he had a huge future ahead
Speaking after Tazeem claimed two gold medals in the Bristol Boxing Cup, he told the Express and Star in 2020: ‘I definitely think he is the next big thing for sure.
‘I mean, the skillset he has, the movement, everything really reminds me of myself when I was younger and how I used to fight.
‘Definitely, I think he has got everything it takes [to succeed].
‘What was particularly impressive for me was he moved up a weight class to make it more challenging, and ended up winning gold in both weight categories [in Bristol].
‘Since then, I have kept in touch with him.’