With two decision victories in 2023, Azim is looking to restart his run of knockout wins once more, this time at European championship level as he takes on Franck Petitjean on November 18
Confident he can get an inside-the-distance finish next week, Azim is positive too that his last performance, a points victory over tough, seasoned Aram Faniian, will have left him well-equipped to ensure victory whatever happens against Petitjean.
The Faniian fight was Azim’s second 10 rounder of 2023. He began the year going the distance with Santos Reyes to record another solid victory.
He needed to used his patience against Faniian. “I could have got the knockout early but it’s about timing and getting it right,” he said.
Fighting for the illustrious European title in Wolverhampton on November 18 is coming at an early stage in Azim’s professional career. He has only had nine pro bouts so far.
The undefeated super-lightweight recognises the opportunity it presents and the challenge of trying to dethrone the reigning champion.