Hot prospect Adam Azim will attempt to take another step up the ladder when he steps in the ring with the unbeaten Santos Reyes on Saturday night.
Azim is one of the brightest young stars in British boxing and the Slough slugger has recorded six straight stoppage victories.
The 20-year-old is flying through the ranks and he could potentially earn a European title fight later this year.
|Adam Azim v Santos Reyes
|OVO Arena Wembley, London
|22:00 Saturday 11th February 2023
|How to watch
|Azim 1/33, Draw 25/1, Reyes 11/1
The fight will take place on Saturday, 11th February, 2023.
The televised action will start at 19:00. Azim and Reyes are expected to begin their main event ring walks at 22:00.
Exact timings are determined by the duration of the undercard bouts.
The contest will take place at London’s famous Wembley Arena.
Now sponsored by OVO, the venue has played host to some superb fights down the years and British heavyweight greats Frank Bruno, Lennox Lewis and Tyson Fury have all boxed in the London arena.
The venue was renovated in 2006 and London's second-largest indoor arena has played host to Premier League darts amongst other top sporting events.
Azim is one of the jewels in Sky Sports’ crown and the fight will be shown on their platform.
The card will be broadcast on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Main Event from 19:00 on Saturday.
Reyes is unbeaten in a 12-fight professional career, but still, Azim is 1/8 to stop Starboy. The fight is not expected to last all that long, with the total rounds line set at just 2.5.
There are no belts on the line on Saturday night but there is some title interest.
Reyes is the WBA Fedecentro super-lightweight champion and Azim has previously won a WBC youth strap.
Azim has hopes of a European title fight in the summer and a victory here would certainly strengthen the 20-year-old’s prospects.
Azim has a huge reputation and, so far, the Assassin has lived up to his billing.
He has won all seven of his professional contests and his last six victories have all come by stoppage.
That’s an impressive record, but the style of Azim’s victories have been even more eye-catching.
Only one of the 20-year-old’s last four opponents has made it past the first round and that came last time out against Rylan Charlton.
That was an excellent performance from Azim, against a fighter who is tough, game and had played spoiler before, adding some substance to the style the Assassin has shown in his short career.
Reyes is unbeaten in 12 professional contests. Those dozen triumphs have all come in his native Nicaragua and the majority have been low-level contests.
The Managua man won the WBA Fedecentro super-lightweight title against Bryan Jimenez last summer and he will bring the belief and confidence of an unbeaten fighter.
Just three of Reyes’ 12 career victories have come by stoppage and just one of his last seven victories have come before the final bell.
There are outings for the likes of Tyler Denny and Caroline Dubois while an exciting dust-up between Zak Chelli and Anthony Sims Jr, the bet365 wildcard fight, is the highlight of the undercard.