British super-lightweight prospect, Adam Azim, is confident in his belief that he would already defeat a current champion of the 140lb division just eight fights into his career.
Last year, Azim broadcast his ambitions of becoming a world champion quicker than his idol Amir Khan, who achieved world honours aged 22-years-old.
At 21, Azim is running out of time to achieve that goal, but is ranked as the world #14 with the WBA and believes that, if he got the opportunity, he would defeat the organisation’s champion, Rolando Romero.
‘Rolly’ won the title last weekend, ‘knocking out’ Ismael Barroso with the assistance of an extremely early stoppage from referee, Tony Weeks. In an interview with Pro Boxing Fans, Azim analysed the new champion.
“That was a terrible stoppage, the guy [Barroso] even dropped him as well. Rolly, I don’t think he is that good, in my opinion.”
“To be honest, I think I would beat him quite easily, because one thing about Rolly, he shows his shots and he throws from wide angles. With me, I have got speed and I’ve got power, so if I land a shot on him, I don’t think he will be able to take it.
The guy at the weekend [Barroso] was really old, and he still dropped Rolly. I think Ryan Garcia will probably fight Rolly and I think Garcia will knock Rolly out, because of the speed and power that he has.”
Azim’s comments regarding a fight between Garcia and Romero may well be true, with the 27-year-old calling out ‘King Ryan’ immediately after the fight. Mandatory challenger, Ohara Davies, may have something to say about that, though.
Meanwhile, Azim is set to return to the ring on June 16th, where he fights Ukraine’s Aram Faniian (22-1), live on Sky Sports.