One of Britain’s best young boxers Adam Azim takes on Ukrainian Aram Fanyan at London’s historic York Hall on Friday June 16 – exclusively live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Showcase.
Previously scheduled for June 10 – the same day as the Champions League Final – the move comes as a result of changes to the programming schedule following the recent blockbuster transfers of Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr. event on a new date of July 1.
Caroline Dubois, Azim’s stablemate at McGuigan’s Gym under legendary trainer Shane McGuigan, has also made a move to the opposition and will compete on the same bill, against Yanina del Carmen Lescano.
Twenty-year-old Azim’s seemingly unstoppable rise from the most decorated amateur to the hotly tipped professional former world champion Amir Khan predicts he will win his first world championship before 22 , the age Khan first became champion.
The undefeated Azim (8-0, 6 knockouts) will step up to another level for his next opponent when he faces Fanyan (22-1, 4 KOs), who has nearly three times the amount of professional experience and has only lost once in his career.
Dubois (6-0, 5 KOs) will look to continue his rise to the top of his division against Carmen Lescano (13-2, 4 KOs), who is one scorecard away from becoming the IBO World Lightweight Champion last year. , he lost. March 2022 title challenge against 2016 Olympic gold medalist Estelle Mossely via a split-decision that sparked much debate.
Since then he has made three more defenses of the South American Lightweight Championship which he won in 2020. Two of the three wins came by way of knockout, the most recent being a fast finish in his native Argentina last month.
Riding a five-match KO and TKO win streak, the undefeated Dubois is also a proven fight-finisher and an explosive encounter will arrive at York Hall next month.
All tickets purchased for the sold-out event on the original date remain valid for the new date.
BOXXER founder and CEO Ben Shalom said in a statement: “With the event already sold out, we are expecting an incredible atmosphere at York Hall on Friday, June 16, as Adam Azim headlines the third moment in his young professional career.
“His Ukrainian opponent Aram Fanyan is dangerous and experienced – this will be a tough test for Adam as he continues his incredible rise.
“Caroline Dubois is also facing a unique challenge. Yanina Lescano almost became the world champion last year, many people felt that she won the fight against Estelle Mossely and should be the champion now.
“For Caroline to face a recent world title contender in her seventh professional fight speaks volumes about her level and her heart. there.”
Other highlights on the June 16 card include the return to the ring of slick super-middleweight Callum Simpson (11-0, 9 KOs), a hotly anticipated fight among boxing insiders, and a high-paying rematch. between rival cruiserweights Viddal Riley (8-0, 5 KOs) and Anees Taj (7-3, 5 KOs).
It’s a literal ‘bad blood’ second tilt: Riley won their fight in February by stopping the doctor over Taj’s eyebrow injury, but no one was satisfied with the conclusion and they’re now looking which is a more appropriate end to their fight.
The next BOXXER event takes place in Bournemouth this Saturday May 27, and it will be the biggest boxing event in the history of the South Coast region when Bournemouth’s own Chris Billam-Smith – a stablemate of Azim and Dubois – challenging WBO world cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie at the Vitality Stadium.