The new Southern Area light-heavyweight king Dan Azeez is treating Saturday’s sensational victory as just another step to stardom.
South London’s undefeated Azeez (9-0, 6 KOs) blasted Charlie Duffield aside within six rounds at The O2 – live on Sky Sports Box Office; winning himself huge attention and thousands of new fans.
With many now tipping the 29-year-old for the top, Azeez is refusing to get caught up in his own hype.
Azeez said: “After Saturday night, I’ve had so many messages, congratulations and loads of new supporters, which I’m very grateful for.
“I’m pleased I won but I’m a very grounded person. I try not to get too caught up in the moment and keep taking things in my stride.
“My performance was okay. I’ve still got a lot to work on but we got the job done regardless. To be honest, I didn’t really get out of second gear in there.
“I expected Charlie to be more aggressive but I believe he had respect for me so he was more cautious than I’ve seen him in his previous fights and in sparring.
“In terms of what’s next for me, I leave all that to my management team MTK Global. I stay dedicated and keep learning while they seek out the next target for me.”
Source: MTK Global [Press Release]