Amir Khan states Adam and Hassan Azim are “explosive and potent” contenders who can fulfil their individual ambitions of turning out to be “interesting” new world champions.
Khan’s vastly successful career has featured thrilling entire world title wins in two divisions prior to his large subsequent bout, a extended-awaited grudge combat versus Kell Brook on February 19, dwell on Sky Sports Box Business office.
Even although preparing for Brook, the British star has held a watchful eye on the Azim brothers, who each generated knockout wins this month, and Khan thinks they can also realize success at the maximum degree.
“I’m a huge supporter of the two Adam and Hassan,” Khan explained to Sky Athletics. “I believe they’re both equally excellent fighters.
“They’re explosive and impressive. They have received fantastic pace and they are tall, rangy fighters, but they still like to combine it.
“I saw one particular of the fights and they like stress combating. It truly is what admirers want to see. They want to see an fascinating fight. What the Azim brothers are providing is exciting fights. I truly think they will go far.
“Hunting at the amount of Asian boxers who have now arrive into boxing considering that I have come back again from the Olympics and I received a environment title, I imagine it is amazing to see that.
“It really is not only that they want to be there fighting, they want to become earth champions, which is amazing to see.
“It helps make me content that I opened the door for them to say, ‘If Amir Khan can do it, we can do it’.
“Brilliant guys, quite respectful, and I do believe they will gain globe titles.”
Adam produced a big effect on his second professional bout, subsequent up a blistering stoppage gain with an eye-catching backflip.
“He could be the subsequent British-Pakistani planet champion,” mentioned BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom about Adam Azim.
“He has every little thing – speed, electricity and he also has a next.
“It is going to be thrilling to see him improve.
“He is only 19, but is presently doing 6-rounders.
“This is a specific talent. A single for the foreseeable future.”
Hassan shipped a knockout victory in under a minute on his pro debut.
Khan has offered words of steering to Adam and Hassan as they continue their promising occupations.
“What I learnt is, be your individual boss and you have to remain centered during,” claimed Khan.
“You are going to get a good deal of consideration and a large amount of income is heading to arrive to them on the desk as very well.
“It is really all about keeping targeted and just staying dedicated to the activity, mainly because as soon as you lose your eye on the activity, things go improper.
“I’ve seen it occur. I have gained fights, I’ve lost fights. Each individual time I have experienced a decline, I know why that decline transpired. I blame myself for it.
“The very last 16, 17 several years has long gone so rapid in my boxing skilled profession. Time goes fast and just do not mess it up that way. There is a lot of interruptions out there.”
Sky Sports Boxing schedule
Sunday December 12 – Top rated Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
Sunday December 18 – Major Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
Saturday January 29 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles
Saturday February 19 – BOXXER in Manchester – Sky Athletics Box Place of work
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
Saturday February 26 – Best Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight titles