It is almost two weeks since Hamzah Sheeraz announced himself on the world stage with an eye-catching first-round knockout of Liam Williams.

The 24 year old from Slough has been faultless since stepping up the the middleweight division two years ago, and took apart the experienced former world-title challenger with an outstanding display of punch-picking. Sheeraz (19-0, 15 KOs) turned what many saw as a 50-50 fight into a one-sided showcase. 

The way that Sheeraz stepped up to the mark on the biggest night of his career opened plenty of eyes to his potential, and it has also opened lots of doors professionally.

He has been installed as the WBO’s number-one challenger at 160lbs and, as well as a straight shot at Kazakhstan’s unified WBO and IBF champion Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, Sheeraz has been linked to a stadium fight against the popular and unbeaten British champion Nathan Heaney in Stoke. When Sheeraz surveys his options, however, there is one opponent who excites him a little more than the others.

“If it was up to me I'd love the Chris Eubank Jr fight,” he said during an interview with Queensberry Promotions. “In an ideal world, my next fight, that would be the one. Whether it happens I don't know but there’s loads of different avenues.

“I always said going into this fight that if I put on a good performance, turn some heads, then loads of opportunities will arise because then you're in the public’s interest and once the public start demanding a fight it only makes sense and that's all I've been seeing on Twitter and Instagram. ‘Chris Eubank Jr-Hamzah Sheeraz. Chris Eubank Jr-Hamzah Sheeraz.’

“Whether it happens is one thing but if it does, I’d be over the moon.”

Before the postponed fight with Wales’ Williams, Sheeraz didn’t want to spend any time talking about potential opponents and future fights. Now that it has been consigned to the history books, he has allowed his mind to wander, and believes that his style is all wrong for the 34 year old Eubank Jr and that the time is right for a passing of the torch. 

“I feel like I’ve got everything that he doesn't like in in terms of I’m tall, long, and know how to box but at the same time I can mix it up,” he said. “The only thing he has on me is experience but it comes to a point in your career where that doesn't matter. Listen, I’m 19 fights in now so I'm kind of building up my own experience as well but, yeah, it’d be great for sure.”