Adam Azim Vows To Make Another Massive Statement In Santos Reyes Clash
Adam Azim (7-0, 6 KOs) meets the reigning, unbeaten WBA Fedecentro champion Nicaragua’s Santos Reyes (12-0, 3 KOs) this Saturday, February 11 at London’s 10,000-capacity OVO Arena, Wembley. Limited tickets are still available through AXS but those not in attendance can watch the action unfold live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
The preliminary action is expected to commence at 5:30 pm GMT live on the Sky Sports Boxing YouTube channel with the main card beginning two hours later at 8:00 pm GMT live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena. Accompanying Azim vs Reyes is a stacked card.
Azim went head-to-head with undefeated South America, Reyes at yesterday’s official pre-fight press conference.
“I’m very heavy-handed in both hands. I’ve got speed as well. If I put the combination together I can put on a devastating performance,” Azim said today.
“The pressure doesn’t get to me because I’ve been training really hard. I’m very focused and very determined to put on a great performance. He’s 12-0 so he’s no joke, he’s a very durable fighter. He’s a good fighter and it’s going to be a good one.”
The chief supporting bout on Saturday will be an intriguing clash between flashy American Anthony Sims and London’s Zak Chelli.
“I’ll catch him [with] a nice one and I’ll put him down,” Chelli said, before telling the American: “I fight tough opponents, you fight nobodies. Good dancer… I haven’t seen no aggression and that’s what I’m going to bring on Saturday.”
Sims responded, “The boxing I know is beyond you. On Saturday you’re going to find out. You’ll be my next victim.”
Viddal Riley ‘steps up’ against Anees Taj on Saturday night, but he doesn’t think so.
“I don’t think he’s my toughest opponent,” Riley said, a comment Taj reacted to at once.
“I know you’re coming to win,” Riley continued. “It’s scheduled for eight, it’s my first eight-rounder. But I don’t think I’ll do eight on Saturday.”
“Of course you won’t,” Taj interrupted again, “because you’ll get stopped within six. I know I’m in your head.”
Riley gave no indication of doubt though. “My prediction,” he insisted, “is that you don’t see round four.”
Adam Azim vs Santos Reyes – Sat, Feb 11 – OVO Arena Wembley, – Live on Sky Sports