Adam Azim goals to win the European championship on Saturday and catapult himself into world title competition subsequent yr.
Azim challenges Frenchman Franck Petitjean for the European super-lightweight belt, reside on Sky Sports activities.
Victory at that degree in solely his tenth skilled struggle can be a serious milestone in itself in Azim’s profession.
However the European title has additionally so typically been the springboard to world championship success.
And Azim is already extremely ranked by the WBA, sitting at No 9 of their 140lbs rankings. US famous person Ryan Garcia is at present their No 4.
Garcia succumbed to Gervonta Davis at a decrease weight however has dazzled in different fights, notably his knockout win over GB Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell.
“You’ve got obtained nice names there, you have obtained Ryan Garcia,” Azim stated of the WBA rankings. “So I am amongst them. That is one struggle down the road I would wish to take, in all probability get revenge for Luke Campbell as properly!
“That will be nice at some point, to win a world title in America and hopefully beat him in America.”
Azim actually expects to see Garcia determine within the super-lightweight world title combine in 2024.
“He is adequate to beat anyone as a result of he is obtained a great resume,” the Slough fighter stated of Garcia. “He is obtained that have.”
Azim although is bold. He want to win a world title first, then have a dream struggle with Garcia.
“It might be good if I might get there earlier than,” he stated. “That will be nice.”
That may be a query for the long run. Proper now he should deal with Petitjean and what guarantees to be a particular evening on Saturday.
“It’ll be very thrilling, the ambiance’s going to be good. There’s going to be 3,500 individuals in there so there’s going to be an enormous roar in that enviornment,” Azim stated. “As soon as the ambiance will get busier and louder, I get going.
“So it will be nice.”
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