Rising Star Adam Azim Will Face Career-Toughest Test At Ally Pally
BOXXER/Sky Sports have now officially announced that unbeaten blue-chip prospect, Slough’s Adam Azim (6-0, 5 KOs) will face Norwich’s Rylan Charlton (9-3-1, 4 KOs) in his next contest on Nov 27 at Alexandra Palace.
The show was supposed to take place on the 26th but there was an 11th-hour decision to move the date to the 27th with the clashing events from Queensberry (Parker-Ryder) and Matchroom (Whyte-Franklin).
Under the tutelage of one of the country’s best coaches in Shane McGuigan, Azim is considered the best rising young star in British boxing.
However, Critics have been calling for better opposition for Azim ever since he blasted former Southern Area champion, Connor Marsden, in 30 seconds back in March.
The fight with Charlton ticks many boxes for fans, it is a notable step up, the first ‘puncher‘ of Azim’s career and a recognisable domestic name which creates a fan-friendly contest.
Charlton’s team in particular have been searching for an Azim chance for the better part of this year. There were attempts to make this fight for September 3 in Liverpool but the fight never materialised.
Victory here arguably gives Azim a better win than the current British champion Dalton Smith and elevates him to a level where he can start looking at headline spots and 12-round championship bouts.
Also on the undercard, Mikael Lawal (16-0, 10 KOs) will meet Deion Jumah (14-1, 7 KOs) for the vacant British Cruiserweight championship. Lawal has been waiting for his British title chance for almost 12 months.
Former British, Commonwealth, European and IBO Super Middleweight champion, Britain’s Lerrone Richards (16-0, 3 KOs) takes on English champion Zak Chelli (12-1-1, 6 KOs).