Adam Azim will make the first defence of his European super-lightweight title against Enock Poulsen at Wembley Arena on February 3rd.
The Slough slickster dominated and stopped Franck Petitjean to win the Euro strap in Wolverhampton in November and the 21-year-old makes a swift return to the ring.
Poulsen is the unbeaten challenger and the Dane also has a victory over Petitjean on his record.
The bout will take place on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024.
The contest will be the chief support on the all-British showdown between Joshua Buatsi v Dan Azeez bill.
It is expected that the contest between Azim and Poulsen will get underway at 21:00 UK time, but the start will be dependent on the duration of the undercard bouts.
The contest will take place at the capital’s famous Wembley Arena. The north-west London venue was renovated in 2006 and the city’s second-largest indoor arena has played host to Premier League darts amongst other top sporting events.
Now sponsored by OVO, the setting has a long history of staging boxing bouts and British heavyweight greats Frank Bruno, Lennox Lewis and Tyson Fury have all put on a show at the London venue.
Azim v Poulsen will be shown live on Sky Sports. Azim has signed a long-term promotional deal with BOXXER and CEO Ben Shalom provides the majority of Sky’s boxing nights.
The unbeaten Azim is the red-hot 1/8 to inflict the first defeat of Poulsen’s career.
The Dane is 5/1 to pull off a huge shock and, while this is without doubt the toughest test that Azim has faced, it’s a measure of the potential of the Slough slickster that he is still such an overwhelming favourite.
Yes. The European super-lightweight title that Azim won when beating Petitjean in November will be up for grabs at Wembley Arena.
It’s the first defence of the title that the 21-year-old won in Wolverhampton last year and there is a collateral form line.
Poulsen beat Petitjean by unanimous decision in 2022 and the Dane is a two-time EBU super-lightweight champion.
10-0 (7 KOs)
Azim has a perfect record of ten wins from ten professional contests, with seven of those victories coming by stoppage.
The Assassin has built a huge reputation and so far the Slough fighter has lived up to his billing.
Azim was only 21 years old when winning the European super-lightweight title and the Brit looks on course for world honours in the not too distant future.
The Assassin’s victory over the tough Petitjean is the standout performance on Azim’s record and the fact that he was able to stop the Frenchman bodes well for the future.
14-0 (5 KOs)
Poulsen is undefeated in 14 professional bouts, but the 31-year-old made his debut as far back as 2016.
The Zambian-born puncher has never fought outside his home country of Denmark and traveling to London to take on Azim is likely to pose a big test for Poulsen.
He is a two-time EBU super-lightweight having beaten Petitjean in 2022 and Michal Syrowatka in 2019.
However, the majority of the Dane's victories have come in low-key bouts and he has only five stoppage wins on his card.
This bout is the chief support to the intriguing all-British showdown between Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez.
The light-heavyweight contest between two fantastic unbeaten world-level fighters promises to be a cracker and Azim’s European title contest should be a tasty warm-up for the main event.