DAN AZEEZ WINS BRITISH LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE

Dan Azeez won the vacant British light-heavyweight title as he picked up a seventh round stoppage win over Hosea Burton.

The two men met on a Boxxer show that was broadcast live on Sky Sports, with Azeez (15-0, 10 KOs) putting in an incredible performance to overcome Burton (26-3, 12 KOs).

Azeez dominated the bout, and while Burton showed lots of heart and bravery, the Londoner got the seventh round stoppage win to become the new champion.

Azeez said: “I’ve cleared up domestically. I’m the first light-heavyweight to have all three domestic belts and I’m happy to have my name in the record books. Hosea was tough and just kept coming, but I’m too hungry and I’ll do it until my last breath.

“I want to give a big shoutout to my coach who has been with me since I started in the amateurs. I’m number one now. When you mention British light-heavyweights I better get mentioned. They talk about Yarde, Arthur, Johnson, no it’s me, I’m number one.

“Nobody has stopped Hosea that quickly and decisively, and now if this is anybody worthy to challenge me for the title I’m up for it, or if there is a European title shot I’m up for that. I want to put on fights that people will remember.”

Tasha Jonas was also victorious on the card she picked up a comfortable points win over Vaida Masiokaite. Jonas (10-2-1, 7 KOs) was in control throughout the fight, with the referee scoring the bout 59-55 after six rounds of action.

Jonas said: “It’s been almost two years since I boxed in front of a crowd and was in the home corner and supported, so I’m grateful to get out and get the ring rust off.

“There’s nothing like being back boxing, and it’s going to be a big year next year and I want titles. I want to get out there and get those belts. I feel I deserve them, and I feel I’m good enough.

“I’ve just been unfortunate on those two occasions, and I’m not scared to go up or down a weight. There are a lots of champions, so anybody at 130, 140 or 147 can get it.”

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