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Adam Azim targeting world title fight with Rolando Romero and promises to ‘steal the show’ on Smith vs Eubank Jr 2 undercard


Adam Azim may be young but he believes he is almost ready to be challenging for world titles.

The 21-year-old was a standout amateur, winning ten national titles and he was the number one ranked youth amateur in the welterweight division.

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Azim is a leading prospect in world boxingCredit: Getty

Since turning over to the professional ranks, he has had eight fights and won all of them, with six KOs, and he now has his eyes on world honours, specifically Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero’s WBA super lightweight world title.

Azim’s trainer, Shane McGuigan, first suggested the idea when he told talkSPORT: “I just feel there’s going to be gaps in that 140lb division, Rolly Romero has just won the world title and he’s not very good.”

And when asked whether he would fight Romero for his world title, Azim told talkSPORT: “One hundred per cent.

“I feel like Rolly is getting exposed every single fight, he struggled in his last fight and he got knocked out by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis and I think Rolly’s got power, but he’s not the same anymore, so that’s a good way to take a world title.”

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Before that is a possibility, however, Azim first needs to get past Aram Faniian, who he fights on Saturday night on the undercard of Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr 2.

Faniian has had 24 professional fights, losing just once, and so has a huge experience advantage over Azim, but the Brit is incredibly confident of securing victory.

“I’m definitely going to take him out, but I’m going to do it in style, I’m going to do it in a great way where I’m going to take him out, box him and then take him out,” Azim said.

“The way I’m going through training camps, the way I’m sparring, the way I’m hitting the pads, the way I’m doing everything.

“You guys will see the class and IQ I have and I feel like I will steal the show, I’m ready for these occasions.”

Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr 2 is live on talkSPORT from 9pm on Saturday 2 September





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