Sheffield boxer planning to make a Din on American TV

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Promoter Dennis Hobson believes Waleed ‘Dynamite’ Din can make an explosive debut on the American boxing scene, after just seven fights in South Yorkshire.

The Sheffield boxer is a flyweight (eight stone limit) and has so far swept all before him, in what is domestically a limited division for talent.

Waleed Din and his management team

Waleed Din and his management team

Hobson believes he can put Din, 22, into battle overseas, earning him a bigger reputation and matching purses.

Hobson said: “He is light as a flyweight. He walks around at 7st 12lbs and has previously faced opponents half a stone heavier.

“We’ve been talking to the big American networks and have got big plans for him.”

Din, who fights at the Magna Centre on September 5, is happy with the way his career is progressing, saying: “I recently signed a promotional contract with Dennis Hobson and Platinum Promotions, which is run by Asif Vali, so hopefully I will have some every good news for everybody soon.

“I can say nothing yet, nothing’s been confirmed.

“But I have had a chat with Asif and Dennis and things are looking good.”

Ideally Din would like to go “along the lines of English title, British title, Commonwealth, European and then a world title.”

He said he was not one, normally, to call potential opponents out.

But he mentioned European champion Kevin Satchell (Liverpool 14+0) as a rival he “would take apart. He is apparently number one in the division. I’m not impressed at all!

“I have seen a couple of things when he’s fighting and if we ever did meet, I’d take him out. Let’s get it on in the next 12 months.”

Satchell defends his Euro title on July 24.

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