Sterling promises to stop Azeez

Andre Sterling has made a bold prediction ahead of his battle with English light-heavyweight champion Dan Azeez – insisting he will stop his domestic rival between round six and eight on Wednesday’s MTK Fight Night event.

London foes Sterling (11-2, 4 KOs) and Azeez (11-0, 7 KOs) have sparred countless rounds together in the past, and that has given Sterling the confidence to make a clear statement prior to their showdown. 

Between round six and eight he’s going. He hasn’t even done a proper ten rounder before. Who has he fought? We’ve sparred many rounds and he hasn’t ever got close to stopping me, it’s more the other way around. I know what he brings to the table and I’m going to be too much for him. I’m coming home with the belt.

“I’m very excited for this fight. Last year was all learning and experience. I’ve been focusing on myself and improving on my flaws and I’m ready to put on a good performance.

“Azeez will do what he has got to do, but I’m very confident. I’m going to win this English title and then I want to become British and Commonwealth champion too.”