Adam Azim will make the primary defence of his European super-lightweight title in opposition to undefeated former champion Enock Poulsen on February 3, reside on Sky Sports activities.
Azim and Poulsen’s European championship conflict at Wembley Enviornment will present star assist for the vastly anticipated Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez bout.
Unbeaten No 1 and No 2 world-ranked light-heavyweights Buatsi and Azeez meet in a WBA world title last eliminator that headlines an enormous night time of boxing within the capital.
Azim, 10-0 (7), dethroned Franck Petitjean in entrance of a capability crowd in Wolverhampton final month to be topped European king.
A spectacular feat for the 21-year-old, who grew to become the quickest Englishman to win the European title, surpassing the achievements of former champions Spencer Oliver and ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed, additionally making him the primary British-Pakistani to raise the blue and gold belt.
Azim guarantees there’s extra to return nonetheless. “I am at all times ticking over within the health club and doing loopy runs,” he instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
“The primary factor is to be on the market as quickly as doable as a result of as a boxer, me as a fighter, I’ve bought to be taught and develop and I can not wait to get again within the ring straightaway now.”
He warned the Dane: “That belt is staying in Slough.”
Poulsen, who’s undefeated with a 14-0 (5) file, is not any stranger to European success himself, having additionally defeated Petitjean to say the title in April 2022.
The Dane was ringside to look at Azim’s crowning second and believes he’s the rightful holder of the belt having by no means misplaced it within the ring and is keen to recapture his title and finish Azim’s meteoric rise.
“The battle was good for him. He’s a really skilful boxer, a younger gifted man. However in fact, I noticed some issues I will use,” Poulsen instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
“He has energy, he has pace. It is excellent for me as a result of it may be a giant battle.
“I like these massive fights the place it’s important to trigger an upset,” he concluded. “Simply be prepared for the battle as a result of it may be an excellent match.”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER founder and CEO, stated: “Adam Azim introduced himself on the massive stage by profitable the European title in simply his tenth battle. Now he’s taking up an undefeated fighter. Somebody who has held this belt himself, by no means misplaced it within the ring, and believes himself to be the rightful champion.
“This can be a welcome addition to a stacked present at The OVO Enviornment Wembley on February 3. We consider we’ve bought a future world champion on our arms with Adam, however he faces an enormous acid take a look at with Enock Poulsen which he wants to return by means of to maintain himself in rivalry.”