Watch a Tyson in the making
potential new star is rising from the boxing area in the city. Abdur Rehman (12) has caught the eye of the coaches and boxing connoisseurs with his natural movements while sparring with the punching bag.
The eighth standard student of St. Andrews School in Saidabad took to the sport watching the video tapes of Mohammad Ali and Mike Tyson has already made a mark at the national level having won five gold, three silver and two silver in the School Games competitions.
“I have rarely seen such a young boy with such lithe movements. Even some regular trainees in the seniors age group group can’t match him,” insists SAAP boxing coach Omkar Yadav, who took this boy into his camp three years ago.
“He even impressed the likes of world youth boxing silver medallist Nikhat Zareen.
“He looks really good and appears to have so much of natural talent,” remarked Zareen after watching him in practise few days ago.
“I want to emulate the champion Zareen,” says the shy Abdur Rehman, nicknamed as “Maaz”, who will be soon competing in the Sub-junior nationals. Given the rich history of boxers from Hyderabad and with a dedicated coach in Omkar Yadav, this young boy could well bring laurels to the city.
Rehman has won five gold, three silver and two silver in the School Games competitions
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