Adam Azim has signed a new, long-term, multi-year fight contract with BOXXER and Sky sports.
Azim has already had a blistering streak of knockout victories this year and Sunday, November 27 will only have the seventh fight of his professional career when he steps up to another level to take on experienced campaigner Rylan Charlton.
The 20-year-old super-lightweight has entrusted his future to BOXXER and sky sports.
Azim (6-0, 5 KOs) said: “You’ve only seen a glimpse of what I can do with these quick knockouts, I’m going to send shockwaves through the sport of boxing with performances I was born to do this and I can’t wait to get those big fights on Sky Sports.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in making this deal happen, my manager and trainer Shane McGuigan and the teams at BOXXER and sky sports. It’s going to be a great ride!”
BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom identified Azim as a fighter who turned young professional but has the potential to go all the way to the top of the sport.
“There’s something about them and there’s something very special. The satisfaction that we have of finding Adam, of being able to sign him young and we think he’s everything the sport needs to go from forward. He’s the brightest talent in British boxing,” Shalom said. sky sports.
“Over a few fights, because of his exciting style, the numbers he achieves are huge. In 18 months, maybe even 12 months, he will be one of the biggest names in British boxing.”
Their confidence in him is a sign that Azim will go fast. “We don’t want to put too much pressure on his shoulders, but it looks like he was born to do it,” Shalom said.
“He doesn’t feel any pressure, he’s never been nervous, he’s so excited to fight. He loves to fight. That’s also when you see people who genuinely believe they’re meant for the greatness and world titles, they don’t care about taking shortcuts, they don’t care about earning paychecks, they want to go as fast as possible.
“At the end of the day, he’s so dedicated to the sport. He fights in such a way, with such power that no one we have in this lightweight division. I think he’s something completely new and I think he’s going to shock a lot of people, he wants to be a global superstar and very quickly we’re going to see him climb those rankings.
“I feel like we have the most talent potential in the sport. I can’t wait to see him develop over the next 12 months.”
It is also a mark of Azim’s ambition. At his age, he has so many more years to come in the sport that he doesn’t need to rush.
“He can do very special things,” Shalom said. “I also know his dedication to the sport. He has potentially 10, 15 years in the sport, but at the end of the day he wants to achieve his ambitions while he is young.
“He needs, he wants to be world champion before he’s 22. He’s 20 now, he’s got two years to do it. It’s exciting because Kell Brook, Amir Khan, a lot of fighters, the biggest stars come towards the end of their career the biggest stars in boxing right now even in the heavyweight division so you have to know where the future is coming from Adam being so young and so talented , it gives the sport as a whole something to get excited about.”
“Azim is among the talents who have been tipped to take the sport forward. His next fight will also be different. It will take place on the afternoon of Sunday November 27. The goal is to reach a new audience.
“British boxing needs innovation and we want people to really love boxing,” Shalom added. “This event in particular will be a new boxing experience, a new broadcast experience and we expect to have a huge following at that time.
“The more the sport innovates, the more fans it will gain.”
Adam Smith, sky sports The head of boxing development, said: “Adam Azim exudes class. Blazing speed, punching power and those electrifying celebrations in the ring. Adam has the X-Factor.
“There is a long way to go and he needs to be really tested as he rises through the levels. But there are nuances of a young Naseem Hamed and he could be a future superstar. We look forward to doing part of this journey on Heaven.”