Dan Azeez is ready for 'world diploma' after impressing Artur Beterbiev in sparring, says Ben Shalom – Sky Sports activities actions

By | June 29, 2022

Promoter Ben Shalom believes Dan Azeez has confirmed he is ready for “world diploma” after impressing Artur Beterbiev in sparring; Watch Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr’s delicate heavyweight unification bout reside on Sky Sports activities actions on June 18
Thursday 26 Might 2022 20:38, UK
Dan Azeez is conscious of he is ready for “world diploma” after impressing in sparring lessons with fearsome world champion Artur Beterbiev, says promoter Ben Shalom.
Azeez grew to turn out to be British light-heavyweight champion remaining 12 months with a shocking knockout victory over Hosea Burton and backed that up with one different dominant present in the direction of Reece Cartwright in March.
The unbeaten Lewisham fighter (16-0) is keen to proceed his ascent, and has helped Beterbiev, holder of the WBC and IBF titles, put collectively for his upcoming unification in the direction of WBO champion Joe Smith Jr, reside on Sky Sports activities actions on June 18.
“That’s the extent he must get to,” Shalom knowledgeable Sky Spots Info.
“I do know that Beterbiev and his camp have been saying ‘you’re the subsequent one’. They’ve been so impressed with him, they’ve been making an attempt to sign him. They assume he’s the following man.
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“I consider it’s given him quite a bit confidence now, to the aim that he seems to be like he can sort out anyone.
“Dan’s gone in the marketplace and now’s conscious of he’s ready for world titles, he’s ready for that diploma.
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“Beterbiev couldn’t think about how proficient Dan was.”
Azeez has beforehand expressed his wish to sort out any of the best British names throughout the stacked 175lb division.
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The likes of Anthony Yarde, Joshua Buatsi and Craig Richards are all on Azeez’s radar, nevertheless he seems to be like virtually undoubtedly to face Lyndon Arthur subsequent.
Arthur (19-1) upset Yarde in 2020, sooner than dropping his unbeaten file when the pair re-matched remaining December.
“I consider the Lyndon Arthur battle is the obvious battle subsequent,” Shalom added.
“That may be a battle we want to make and we anticipate is good for every fighters.
“Lyndon Arthur is conscious of in regards to the battle, I consider he wants a slight warm-up first.
“Every fighters are very keen on the battle so we are going to hopefully make that happen in September.”
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