Adam Azim, hailed as the next big thing in British boxing, is set to showcase his talents at the AO Arena Manchester on Saturday, September 2nd. Joining the star-studded Smith vs Eubank II pay-per-view card, Azim aims to accelerate his journey towards world-title contention, fulfilling a promise made to his idol, Amir Khan.
At just 21 years of age, Azim is embarking on a significant leap in opposition. He’s accepted a challenge from Amir Khan, who became a world champion at 22, to win his first world title even earlier. This ambitious endeavor sees Azim facing the dangerous Ukrainian Aram Fanyan (22-1, 4 KO’s). With nearly three times Azim’s professional experience, Fanyan poses a severe test for the young Brit (8-0, 6 KO’s), intent on halting Azim’s momentum.
Originally slated for June, the clash was postponed due to a severe bacterial infection in Azim’s left hand. Now fully recovered, the super-lightweight standout is eager to dazzle British fight fans at one of the year’s most anticipated boxing events.
Azim acknowledged the challenge, stating, “Aram Fanyan isn’t coming to roll over. He’s dangerous, he’s experienced, and we all know what’s going on in Ukraine right now – he wants to win for his country as much as anything. He’s very motivated, and he’s not a guy to underestimate.”
Fanyan sees this fight as a golden opportunity to elevate his name in the world of boxing, especially by defeating the young talent on his home soil. “After this fight, Aram Fanyan is the next Ukrainian name the world’s boxing fans will come to know,” he declared.
The Azim-Fanyan bout is part of a robust undercard lineup for BOXXER: Smith vs Eubank II – Repeat or Revenge? Alongside big domestic heavyweight clashes, welterweight encounters, and super-middleweight championships, the event promises a thrilling night of boxing.
The image of Azim as a “prodigious talent” with “frightening” work ethic and ambition has been cemented by his team. They foresee him headlining his pay-per-views in the future. September 2nd marks an essential test and a considerable step forward in Azim’s promising career.
The live event airs exclusively as a Sky Sports Box Office pay-per-view, promising a global audience. The showdown at the AO Arena Manchester, in association with official partners bet365, Everlast, WOW HYDRATE, and Village Hotels, is gearing up to be a landmark event that could signify the rise of a new star in British boxing.