Amir Khan says Azim Brothers can become World Champions

Amir Khan has high hopes for the Azim brothers, saying the boxing prospects can emulate his own success by becoming world champions.

Amir Khan says Azim Brothers can become World Champions f

"I do believe they will win world titles."

Amir Khan has stated that Adam and Hassan Azim have the ability to become “exciting” world champions.

The former world champion has kept an eye on the Azim brothers, who both had knockout victories in November 2021, and he believes they can succeed at the highest level.

Khan said: “I’m a big fan of both Adam and Hassan. I think they’re both brilliant fighters.

“They’re explosive and powerful. They’ve got good speed and they’re tall, rangy fighters, but they still like to mix it.

“I saw one of the fights and they love pressure fighting. It’s what fans want to see.

“They want to see an exciting fight. What the Azim brothers are giving is exciting fights. I really believe they will go far.

“Looking at the number of Asian boxers who have now come into boxing since I’ve come back from the Olympics and I won a world title, I think it’s amazing to see that.

“It’s not only that they want to be there fighting, they want to become world champions, which is amazing to see.

“It makes me happy that I opened the door for them to say, ‘If Amir Khan can do it, we can do it’.

“Brilliant guys, very respectful, and I do believe they will win world titles.”

In his second pro fight, Adam made a big impact, winning by TKO.

On Adam Azim, BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom said:

“He could be the next British-Pakistani world champion.”

“He has everything – speed, power and he also has a following. It is going to be exciting to see him grow.

“He is only 19 but is already doing six-rounders. This is a special talent. One for the future.”

Meanwhile, his brother Hassan won his professional debut, knocking out his opponent in less than one minute.

As the brothers continue their promising careers, Khan has offered some words of guidance.

He said: “What I learnt is, be your own boss and you have to stay focused throughout.

“You’re going to get a lot of attention and a lot of money is going to come to them on the table as well.

“It’s all about staying focused and just staying dedicated to the sport because as soon as you lose your eye on the sport, things go wrong.

“I’ve seen it happen. I’ve won fights, I’ve lost fights. Every time I’ve had a loss, I know why that loss happened. I blame myself for it.

“The last 16, 17 years has gone so quick in my boxing professional career. Time goes quick and just don’t mess it up that way. There’s a lot of distractions out there.”

Amir Khan is currently gearing up for his grudge match against Kell Brook on February 19, 2021.

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