Adam Azim has been rated amid the most talented fighters ever educated by Shane McGuigan – a checklist that involves David Haye, George Groves and Luke Campbell.
Teenage prodigy Azim will display off his “unbelievable expertise” in his second pro fight from Stu Greener on the BOXXER Combat Night time at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday, live on Sky Athletics.
McGuigan, whose latest stable includes Lawrence Okolie and Daniel Dubois, told Sky Athletics about just one-combat prospect Azim: “He will be a superstar, I am telling you. He is an unbelievable expertise.
“He will transcend the sport.
“He took my eye when he was sparring Luke Campbell. Luke saved stating: ‘I will figure him out and get him following time’.
“Adam was not winning the rounds. It was near and aggressive. But Luke generally gets to these fellas, primarily youthful kids. When Luke receives their number, he beats them up.
“But he by no means figured Adam out.
“I thought: ‘Wow, this male has a level-head on an 18 12 months-old’s body’.
“Usually you don’t get it till you are 25 following decades of top rated-level sparring but he has an instinct in him.”
Azim liked a embellished novice job that included 10 nationwide titles and was rated the No 1 Youth Novice welterweight in the globe.
“He is undoubtedly anyone who will acquire a globe title,” McGuigan said about Azim’s experienced aims.
“There is just something about him.
“I’ve labored with a whole lot of talent and he’s ideal up there. He can punch with either hand, he has absurd velocity and reflexes.
“But he requirements to be seasoned. In his initially struggle, he failed to have any structure – he was like a kid who desired to attempt out all of his methods.
“At the start off, it is about performances and knockouts and getting traction.
“We need to have to get him to move by the gears and not pot-shot. I imagine he will just take to it definitely nicely.
“With his backing? We did an party in Slough to announce his signing and 300 people today turned up!”
Azim is even now just 19 but McGuigan thinks he is on the correct path to glory: “If your ambition is to earn a environment title and develop into a celebrity, you need to start off that journey as soon as doable.
“Gervonta Davis, for example, was a entire world champion at 24 and has maximised his likelihood to become the face of boxing. He will have many many years at the leading.
“Adam has accomplished the suitable thing in turning professional at 19. In a pair of years, he will be headlining demonstrates.”
Sky Sports Boxing plan
Oct 31 – Top Rank in New York
Jose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas
November 6 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche – IBF and WBO tremendous-featherweight titles
November 6 – BOXXER in Liverpool
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois experienced debut
Hosea Burton vs Dan Azeez – British light-heavyweight title
November 20 – Prime Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – BOXXER
December 11 – Prime Rank in Las Vegas
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
December 17 – Top Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC mild-heavyweight titles
February 26 – Leading Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed tremendous-light-weight title