Adam Azim says he’ll treasure the experience of fighting on the undercard of Amir Khan vs Kell Brook after claiming his third professional victory.
Azim (3-0, 2 KOs) is quickly emerging as one of Britain’s most promising prospects and he enhanced that reputation with a ruthless third round stoppage over Jordan Ellison on the undercard of Brook’s victory over Khan at the AO Arena on Saturday night.
‘The Assassin’ dropped Ellison in the opening round before securing the victory with a fierce left hook to the head, which was the finishing punch.
Azim joined the likes of Lewis Ritson, Zelfa Barrett and Jordan Gill to have stopped the 26-year-old, an experience he says he won’t forget.
“I felt great,” the 20-year-old told proboxing-fans.com post-fight.
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“I wanted to suck everything in. There were 23,000 people there and I just wanted to suck everything in as much as I could, because this is one of the big memories I’ll never forget now.
“Obviously I wanted to give a great performance. Dropped him in the first and knocked him out in the third and with a devastating knockout.”
The Slough lightweight, who is trained by Shane McGuigan, extended his undefeated record to three straight professional victories.
Azim, who is looking to return to action in March earnt praise from former world champions, Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson who were on punditry duty on the Sky Sports Box Office broadcast.
Nelson, a former cruiserweight world champion drew comparisons with former featherweight titlist, Naseem Hamed.
“Looking at his style I thought it was very Prince Naseem-esque,” Nelson said.
“Hands down, he’s tapping and tapping and a hook to the head or shot to the body.
“As Carl said, if he can keep that power, keep those concussive stoppages up past domestic level, past Commonwealth and European level, this guy will absolutely sell out everything, because a knockout is what you’ll expect.”
Responding to the praise, Azim said: “Coming from two world champions there.
“Big names in the sport and legends, that means a lot to me, because I love everyone who talks about me and I take that and use that as motivation.”
Watch the full interview with Adam Azim below: