Claiming the European light-heavyweight title in March 2023, the undefeated Dan Azeez will be striving for further conquests in the sport this year.
Introducing 'Super' Dan Azeez...
|Place of Birth||London|
|Weight Division||Light heavyweight|
Dan Azeez has an undefeated boxing record of 19-0. Some of his most notable fights include:
We spoke to Dan Azeez about all things boxing...
Who are your favourite fighters of all time?
Marvin Hagler, Michael Nunn, Winky Wright (defensive come forward fighter, one of the best high guard defences, excellent southpaw jab), Salvador Sanchez, Orlando Canizales (Bantam switch hitter).
What has been your favourite fight in your career so far?
Southern Area title win v Charlie Duffield 20th July 2019.
What would you say is your best attribute in boxing?
Do you have any interesting pre-fight rituals/ superstitions?
I've always been told not to from my days as an amateur, but I do wear the same socks for every fight.
What is your ultimate goal in boxing?
I want people to know whatever you want to achieve in life is attainable regardless of whether you get told you can't or shouldn't do something. You can as long as you dedicate yourself.
The more titles I win and the further I move towards the top the more this can inspire people and turn doubters into believers.
Azeez celebrates winning the vacant British light-heavyweight title following victory over Hosea Burton at the SSE Arena in Wembley in November 2021.
'Super' Dan also took the time to outline his passions outside of his sporting career...
Who are your favourite music artists?
At the moment I have a thing for Italian food.
Life (Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence) may not necessarily be my favourite but I always find myself watching it, or Beverly Hills Cop, and Harry Potter.
Favourite holiday destination?
Favourite TV series?
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Favourite sportsperson outside of boxing?
Dan Azeez will meet Joshua Buatsi in a pulsating all-British final eliminator bout for the WBA light-heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London on 21st October 2023.