This Saturday just gone (18/11/2023) Adam Azim made boxing history in Wolverhampton by seizing the title of European Super Lightweight Title from Franck Petitjean, at just 21 years old.
Azim is the youngest boxer to have gained this title, and the 21-year old rising star hopes to emulate his idol Amir Khan by becoming world champion by the young age of 22.
Azim challenged Frenchman Petitjean for the title, and won it by a landslide causing some serious damage to the seasoned champion. Petitjean entered the ring on Saturday with a wealth of experience to his name, however Azim dominated and won the highly anticipated title. Azim, weighing in at 139.3 pounds on fight night, took victory against the 35-year old after breaking him down through the rounds and proving to be a cut above his competition.
Azim took victory against 35-year-old Petitjean in the tenth, proving to be a cut above the current competition by getting his win and landing the title. Petitjean entered the ring with a wealth of experience and wins to his name, however, at The Halls Azim dominated the seasoned champion and won the highly anticipated title.
Azim, who weighed in at 139.3 pounds, dropped Petitjean in the fifth round with a body shot and finished him off in the tenth with a barrage of punches breaking the former champion down. Azim, the British-born boxer is continuing his unbeaten record, in just his 10th fight as a professional. His current record now stands at 10-0-0, with 10 wins and 7 stoppages to his name.
Azim debuted in 2020 professionally as a boxer, and with less than 3 years passing since he has now captured the European Super Lightweight Title at a ground-breaking young age. The 21-year-old rising star hopes to emulate his idol Amir Khan, by becoming world champion by the age of 22. Azim won the EBU in Fly’s KYO 8oz gloves in a Black and Orange colour-way, continuing his unbeaten record with huge hopes for the future of his career.
So what’s next for Azim?
Enock Poulsen held the EBU prior to Petitjean, after beating him for the belt back in 2022. However, he then had to vacate the belt after becoming ill, which allowed Petitjean back into the title. Poulsen is now the mandatory challenger for the title that he never lost in the ring, and is said to be coming to the UK to fight Azim for his old belt. Poulsen says that beating Azim on his ‘home ground’ would mean everything, and wants to return to Britain to fight him.
Poulsen is now said to be coming to the UK to fight Azim for his old belt, saying that beating Azim on his ‘home ground’ would mean everything. Poulsen is the mandatory challenger for the title that he never lost, and is ready to fight Azim for it next.
What are your predictions?