Dan Azeez will field in Paris on the undercard heavyweight conflict Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam on March 11, dwell on sky sports activities.
Azeez, the British and Commonwealth gentle heavyweight champion, will struggle for the European title when he takes on Frenchman Thomas Faure within the latter’s house nation.
The primary occasion of Invoice, which can be broadcast dwell on sky sports activitiessees an all-French heavyweight showdown when Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Tony Yoka collides with former world title challenger Carlos Takam.
The occasion is a profitable co-promotion between BOXXER and All Star Promotions at Zénith Paris – La Villette.
Azeez, 18-0 (12), will take the subsequent step in his personal mission to grow to be a world title contender in his problem for the vacant EBU European Gentle Heavyweight Championship.
“My aim has all the time been to grow to be world champion and I imagine the European title is the proper stepping stone for me on that mission. I am coaching exhausting and I am excited for the struggle,” he mentioned.
Going through Azeez on this 12-round contest, Faure is a former European Union light-weight champion and former French champion who enters this struggle on an eight-fight unbeaten streak.
Final December, Azeez beat Rocky Fielding at Bournemouth, a fourth stoppage win of their final 5 outings, finishing their rise from Englishman to British and Commonwealth champion.
He’s dedicated to a measured however seemingly inexorable path to the world championship. For Azeez, this European title struggle is the subsequent essential stepping stone and he’s touring abroad to struggle for the championship crown.
The occasion is led by two Olympians as former European heavyweight champion Yoka takes on Cameroon-born heavyweight Takam.
Yoka controversially beat Joe Joyce within the 2016 Olympic tremendous heavyweight in Rio de Janeiro to win the gold medal for France, however has been a confirmed power on the European skilled circuit since turning professional in 2017.
His solely loss to this point got here by the hands of prime heavyweight Martin Bakole, who earlier this month signed an unique promotional cope with BOXXER as he prepares to win a world title in 2023.
BOXXER CEO and Founder Ben Shalom mentioned, “We’re delighted to start a relationship with Jérôme Abiteboul and All Star Boxing. We really imagine we will work with promotions all over the world to develop the game and get the most important fights.
“Dan Azeez is such an thrilling expertise and the European title is the subsequent step on his journey to the world championship. It is going to be an ideal expertise for Dan and we’ve extra fights to announce later this week.”
The occasion will happen on Saturday March 11 and can be broadcast dwell on sky sports activities in the UK and the Republic of Eire.
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