Barry McGuigan has labelled up and coming British prospect, Adam Azim, as one the best young talents he’s ever seen.
The former WBA featherweight world champion turned manager was talking after Azim blasted away his toughest test to date in Rylan Charlton within just two rounds.
Talking to Boxing Social straight after the victory, McGuigan said:
“He’s amazing. He’s an amazing talent. He’s got God given talents. He’s got phenomenal speed and he hits so hard it’s just crazy. I know that Rylan Charlton is not one of the best fighters in the world, but we know he’s tough and we know he’s brave.”
McGuigan went to to say the big challenge the team – himself included, as his son Shane trains Azim – now face is finding opponents and sparring partners for the heavy handed Brit:
“This kid is unbelievable. Our issue is, where do we go, who do we take on next? Honestly I’d put him in with any light welterweight in the world, right now, but that would be silly, that would be irresponsible. So then we have to pick somebody that will take him the distance. But he’s so quick and so explosvie it’s very difficult to know who can take him the distance.
He’s a spectacular kid, great kid, dedicated, works hard, sparred all over the world, we’re going to go back to America and take on more American sparring partners because we can’t get guys to spar him that’s the issue to. He’s been sparring with middleweights and super middleweights for this fight.”
McGuigan signed off his praise by saying Azim is one of the best kids he’s ever seen.
He hits incredible hard. I’ve been around this game a long time and I don’t get excited and I don’t blow up and say stupid things that I later regret, but I have to tell you this is one of the best kids I’ve ever seen.