Adam Azim is looking to follow in a similar path to the likes of Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez by becoming world champion at a young age and believes he has the best team behind him to do so.
10x national champion, Azim (1-0) linked-up with trainer Shane McGuigan after beating Ed Harrison on his professional debut in December and returns to action at the SSE Arena on the BOXXER bill, live on Sky Sports against an opponent to be announced.
The highly-touted lightweight prospect is just 19-years-old, but wants to accelerate through the professional ranks and emulate the achievements of current lightweight titlists, Haney, Lopez and Gervonta Davis who all became world champions by 22-years-old.
“When I look at these fighters like Devin Haney, Teofimo [Lopez] even Gervonta Davis,” Azim told proboxing-fans.com.
“They all became world champion at a young age. Teofimo became world champion in two years and then he became undisputed in three years.
“Haney became world champion in two years as well, so obviously if they can do it I can do it as well.
“I’m still young, I’ve got a lot of progressing to do and I believe I should be up there, because I have the speed, the power and now I’ve got the best trainer.
“Now I can show everyone what I want to be, up there with the greats.”
’The Assassin’ says he has a busy schedule planned for 2022, as he looks to build his record and Sky Sports’ head of boxing development, Adam Smith told Pro Boxing Fans he is eager to see him perform as well as Caroline Dubois, who makes her professional debut on November 20.
The Slough native is apart of a thriving stable with the likes of Lawrence Okolie, Daniel Dubois, Chris Billam-Smith as well as his brother Hassan, who makes his debut on the same bill.
‘Super Kid’ admits he is relishing the prospect of sharing the journey alongside his brother under the same training team.
“It’s great actually, because I have my brother there,” Azim added.
“I help him out, he helps me out. I drive him, he drives me.
“It’s like the Klitschko brothers, the Charlo brothers. They have their brother next to them, I want my brother to become world champion.”
Watch the full interview with Adam Azim below: