Jamal Niaz sport
Morson Sport had the opportunity to sit down with Osman Aslam ahead of another big night on Sky Sports, where he will compete on the same card as global boxing superstar, Amir Khan.
Growing up in Bolton, Osman watched Amir make a name for himself as a world class fighter and seeing an athlete from his hometown reach such heights encouraged the 24-year-old prospect to pursue his own dreams:
“When I was young watching Amir on ITV Sports with my family, I told them I want to be like him one day. Everyone laughed at me and now 12 years later I’m on his undercard”
Just as a rapidly rising Khan sparked Osman’s interest in the sport, now the young and hungry Super-Bantamweight inspires Saturday’s headliner to train that much harder:
“What I like about Osman is that we go for runs and he motivates me and pushes me to get in the gym and train as well”
With Osman’s reputation and star power continuing to expand, he discussed what the increasing media attention has been like in the past few months:
“You do get a lot more attention, new friends pop up, but I can’t thank Amir enough. For Amir to say he believes in me and that I can go far in the sport, he’s like an older brother to me”
Even though Saturday night is only the second time Osman will compete on Sky Sports, it’s clear that he has left a great impression with some of the biggest names in the sport as Amir Khan explains:
“He fought on my undercard when I fought Lo Greco. He boxed really well, he sent a statement to the world. He belongs on the top stage. Eddie Hearn and other promoters were there and I’m sure he gained a lot of fans”
All of #TeamMorson will be supporting Osman this weekend and we wish him the best of luck.