Last night, Dan Azeez delivered a stunning performance in Paris, securing a stoppage in his latest fight. Boxxer and All Star Boxing came together for a collaborative card in Paris, which was broadcasted on both Sky Sports and the French broadcasting giant, Canal +, providing UK fight fans with four televised bouts. Despite being an unexpected combination, the dual broadcast was well-received, and there were several talking points from the event that are worth noting.
Dan Azeez Dominant
The Parisian crowds seem to do something special to fighters in championship bouts, as demonstrated in Dan Azeez’s fight against Thomas Faure. Faure displayed incredible resilience, making Dan Azeez work hard for the knockout blow. Dan Azeez, for his part, was driven on by the roaring crowds, often ignoring his trainer’s calls to target the body and instead headhunting.
The fans were thrilled by the night’s events and have called for more cross-channel collaborations to be held in Paris. However, the same cannot be said for the judging, with the main event’s scorecards being skewed and highlighting the issue of poor hometown judging.
In another bout of the evening, Macauley McGowan put on an inspired display of hit-and-don’t-get-hit boxing against French prospect Farrhad Saad. Despite his impressive performance, McGowan had to settle for a majority draw, and one judge’s decision in favor of Saad was inexplicable.
Saad showed his talent in infrequent patches across the eight rounds, but McGowan was denied a career-boosting win. Nevertheless, the evening’s fights were a treat for UK fight fans, with four televised bouts provided by the unexpected and welcome collaboration between Boxxer and All Star Boxing, and dual broadcasts from Sky Sports and French national broadcasting giant Canal+.
Lauren Price Progresses To World Title Dreams
Lauren Price demonstrated her growth as an elite-level athlete in her latest challenge by moving up to 8 rounds and facing tougher competition. She showcased her excellent footwork, which was her biggest asset of the night, allowing her to effectively cut off Mannes’ movement and dictate the pace of the fight. While she was caught off guard by Mannes’ counter to the top of the head on occasion, Price showed good self-awareness in identifying this as an area for improvement. Her ability to manage the 8 rounds, fight her own fight, and identify areas for growth will undoubtedly propel her to the top of her sport.
With another impressive performance, it seems to be a matter of when, not if, Lauren Price will become a world champion. Her dominant showing against Mannes reaffirms her position as one of the most talented fighters in her weight class. Price’s continued development as an athlete, coupled with her self-awareness and commitment to improvement, make her a formidable force in the ring. Fans and experts alike are eagerly anticipating her ascent to the top of the sport and are excited to see what she will achieve in the future.
By Harry Duffy