MANCHESTER, August 8, 2023 – Boxing talent Adam Azim is set to ignite the AO Arena in Manchester on September 2nd, joining the Smith vs Eubank II pay-per-view showdown, a Sky Sports Box Office exclusive. The young talent dubbed the hottest in British boxing, is aiming to fast-track his ascent to world-title contention, motivated by a promise made to boxing icon Amir Khan.
Azim, aged 21, has taken Amir Khan’s challenge to heart. Khan, who clinched a world title at 22, inspired the budding star to achieve this feat at an even younger age. Azim, with an undefeated record (8-0, 6 KOs), is preparing to face the experienced Aram Fanyan from Ukraine (22-1, 4 KOs), a bout that poses a significant challenge.
Adam Azim vs Aram Fanyan
Speaking about Fanyan, Adam Azim noted, “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.” Azim further emphasized the gravity of this bout, stating, “Being on a big pay-per-view card like Smith vs Eubank 2 is just extra motivation for me.”
In response, Aram Fanyan acknowledged the stature of the event, “This is a huge opportunity for me to fight on one of the world’s biggest television platforms for the sport of boxing.” He added confidently, “Adam Azim is young but already has a big name and big reputation, so when I travel to England and beat him on his home soil, that’s going to get a lot of attention.”
Azim’s addition to the BOXXER: Smith vs Eubank II event can only strengthen it, and bring more eyes to the screens. This event also includes high-stakes battles like the heavyweight clash between Frazer Clarke and Dave Allen, and bouts featuring ‘The Albanian King’ Florian Marku, Dylan Moran, Mark Heffron, Jack Cullen, and light-heavyweight sensation Ben Whittaker.
The much-anticipated event, themed “Repeat or Revenge?”, will air live from the AO Arena Manchester.