Brothers Hassan and Adam Azim will both make their debut on the same card, Wednesday December 2nd at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and ESPN+. Amateur star Adam Azim will take on lightweight Ed Harrison (2-4). Hassan's opponent has not yet been named. As an amateur, Adam won ten British national titles, a European championship and a European silver medal, while also managing to win every national title from schoolboys to youths, and being ranked the #1 ranked youth amateur in the world at welterweight.
The 18 year-old Adam Azim faces a tough test in his debut against Harrison, who in his last bout defeated 4-0 opponent Mohammad Bilal Ali, along with earning a win over 5-0 Liam Gaynor earlier this year too. Azim said: “I am very excited for this fight. 2020 has been a funny year and finally I will get the chance to showcase my skills. I’m looking forward to making my debut live on Sky Sports and ESPN+ under MTK Global. What a platform to make my debut. It has been my dream to one day box on Sky Sports, and I won’t disappoint. I am going to bring the best Adam Azim. There are many people that will be seeing me for the first time, so it’s time to show the world what I am about."
Adam Azim continued, “I saw Ed Harrison beat Mohammed Bilal Ali in September and I did say to myself that I would love to make my debut against him. This is a chance to take on an opponent who will be on a high from his last victory and he will come into this fight confident. When he gets into the ring with me he will realise what he’s got himself into. I will come in with my A game, and I am coming for everything.”
Promoter Lee Eaton added: “We’re thrilled to have Adam Azim’s long-awaited professional debut on our huge Golden Contract show next month. There are some high hopes for Adam, along with his brother Hassan, so we’re extremely excited to see what Adam is capable of. He’s already been making waves over the last few months by sparring the likes of Luke Campbell, and he faces a tough test on his debut against Ed Harrison. I’m confident he’s going to make a big impact.
Hassan Azim’s debut was initially set to take place earlier in November before a positive COVID-19 test forced the postponement, but he’s excited to be back so soon after initially planned. He said: “I am glad that the fight has been rearranged so quickly. It was unfortunate last time, but I say that everything happens for a reason so maybe my destiny was to fight on December 2nd. My mindset stays the same and the only thing that changes is the date. I am at my maximum fitness level and have peaked at the right time, so to hear the news of the fight being rearranged has made my day.”
Elsewhere on the show, Jazza Dickens takes on Ryan Walsh in the Golden Contract featherweight final, Ricards Bolotniks faces Serge Michel in the light-heavyweight final, Danny Dignum meets Gino Kanters, and Daniel Egbunike meets Harlem Eubank.