MICKEY Delaney would like to keep his star boxer at Dale Youth Club under wraps.
Fat chance. The stalwart coach from the North Kensington club has as much chance of keeping Deion Juman a secret as pretending he has never heard of Muhammad Ali.
Cruiserweight Juman (pictured) goes into tomorrow's (Saturday) London semi and final of the ABA Championships on the back of a 5-0-0 record - and here is the headline grabbing part - achieved with five straight stoppages since the 19-year-old switched codes from Fulham Kickboxing Club.
It was the same path Georgie Groves took on his way to double ABA titles in a Dale vest - and Delaney reckons he has a second version of the Hammersmith champion.
He said: "Truth be told, Deion has had so few bouts - but he's got a hell of a dig on him.
"I've sorted out his footwork - but I don't want to put the mockers on him by bigging him up."
Juman's fists did the talking as he stopped both of his opponents in last Thursday's north west London opening round at Hayes. In fact, Hanwell's I Ghalnini took two counts before the ref stopped the fight in the third, and M McKierran from Haringey was also back on his stool before the end of their contest.
There were other cracking Dale wins for Luqman Patel (48kg) and Tommy Teare (63.5kg), who won a decider against Ryan Taylor from Haringey after their previous four bouts left them tied at two apiece.
Daz Siddiqzai also prevailed twice - his first fight a comfortable win against K Fawaz from All-Stars in Paddington to give Dale five out of five on the night.