Veteran trainer SugarHill Steward views unbeaten prospect Ben Whittaker as a future star and world champion.

Steward, who trains fighters like WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former beltholder Lawrence Okolie, sees a lot of talent in the Olympic silver medal winner.

Whittaker and Steward have worked together for three fights.

The young prospect is scheduled to see action on July 1 at the Manchester Arena. The event is headlined by the super middleweight clash between undisputed champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn and challenger Savannah Marshall.

"There's a lot of talent out there but there's not a lot of fighters who have all those other components that make them a superstar," Steward told Sky Sports. "He has talent outside the ring, charisma, ability to entertain, ability to talk, to be able to deal with people, to deal with different situations, overcome adversity, want more, to still have that hard work ethic and things like that.

"Every fighter doesn't have that and very few fighters who have it all become superstars. There's so many world champions in boxing but there's never been that many superstars. You've got guys that are world champions and nobody even knows who they are. But to be a superstar is something different. When you're a superstar, it's bigger than boxing. It's global. Ben Whittaker, I see him going all the way."

While some observers have given Whittaker some criticism regarding his showboating, Steward doesn't see it as a problem.

Hall of Famers like Roy Jones Jr. and Floyd Mayweather were well known for their showboating inside and outside the ring.

"Everybody's different. Everybody's not going to be built the way you want them to be built," Steward said.

"It is his personality. If you're around him and you know him, he's joking around and he's playing a lot. Just be able to mix it and blend it with doing both. That's what we're working on creating now, is blending it and being able to do both. Roy Jones Jr was a showman. He always played but he got the job done and that's what made him such a great Hall of Fame fighter."