Azim vs. Petitjean – Sky Sports – Nov. 18 -2 pm ET
BOXXER: WOLVES AT THE DOOR takes place tonight at The Halls, Wolverhampton and airs live and exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA. Photo by L. Lustig
Young gun Adam Azim is all set to lock horns with the reigning champ Franck Petitjean for the EBU European Super Lightweight Title. The tension was sky-high at today’s final presser, and it’s all going down at The Halls, live for all you lucky fans on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, and Peacock in the USA.
And hey, don’t forget about local legend Tyler Denny. He’s gearing up to snatch the EBU European Middleweight Title right from under Italian champ Matteo Signani’s nose. The stage is set, the crowd’s buzzing, and the Black Country’s about to witness a showdown they won’t forget.
But wait, there’s more! WBO’s #1 cruiserweight contender, Richard Riakporhe, is jumping back into the ring, squaring off against Dylan Bregeon. Riakporhe’s got his eyes on the prize, needing a win to keep his World Title dreams alive.
And for a little extra spice, rising Welsh sensation Rhys Edwards is stepping up for a killer featherweight scrap with former British and Commonwealth Champion Brad Foster
“I’m definitely winning that European title. No matter what happens to me in the ring, whether it’s a broken hand or a cut, I’m set on winning. I’m serious about this. My last fight was against a tough opponent, but I’ve evolved as a fighter since then. My training, sparring, and nutrition have been top-notch. I’m bringing that European title back to Slough. I’m looking to make a big impact. I don’t just want to win; I’m aiming for a knockout victory!”
“Adam Azim is a talented boxer. He’s had a successful amateur career and he’s quick. That’s all I really know about him. I haven’t watched him fight; I leave that to my coach. I concentrate on my own training. I’ve fought in many places – Denmark, Turkey, Amsterdam, Belgium. I’m always the underdog, even as the champion, but that doesn’t bother me. I have plenty of experience. He may be fast, but this is boxing, not a running race.”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER CEO and Founder:
“I think Adam Azim isn’t recognized enough for his achievements. Not only is he the fastest to compete for a European title, but he’s also doing it at 21. He’s already faced opponents like Santos Reyes and Aram Faniian, who have fought at European and World levels. These fights prepare him for big moments like this upcoming Saturday. It’s a significant step in Adam Azim’s career, potentially leading to superstardom and world title fights. However, he can’t underestimate Petitjean, who has surprised us before. Adam needs to be fully focused from the start.”
“I’m overjoyed about this chance. As a fighter, you live for opportunities like this. I’m grateful to Ben, BOXXER, and Sky Sports for this. The event in Wolverhampton is sold out, and I’m extremely excited, like a kid in a candy store. But come Saturday, I’ll be all business. I’ve put in the hard work and avoided cutting corners, so I’m going into this fight feeling confident and ready. I’m determined to become the European Champion.”
“We have respect for Denny, but I’ve trained incredibly hard, and I’m the reigning Champion. The atmosphere will be electric, with the crowd supporting him. But in the ring, it’s just him and me, and the crowd doesn’t affect that. I’ve often been the underdog and still come out on top. I’m here to win.”
“My sole focus is on Dylan Bregeon. I’ve prepared specifically for him and have taken this fight very seriously. In boxing, plans can change suddenly, so I’m not looking beyond Dylan. I’m ranked number one by the WBO, and big fights could be on the horizon next year, but I need to win this fight first to get there.”
“I’m thankful for being part of this event. I know I’ve got a tough fight ahead on Saturday against Brad Foster. My team and I are confident about my chances. It’ll be an exciting fight. Foster is a talented boxer, a former British and Commonwealth Champion, and could have been a European Champion. Saturday will show what I’m capable of.”
“I grabbed this opportunity with enthusiasm. This is exactly where I want to be, showcasing my talent on a big stage. I’m thrilled for this chance. It’s going to be an intense fight; we both are eager to win. It might even turn out to be the fight of the night. My experience will give me an edge. I’ve trained hard, but I’ve been in these situations before. Now I’m exactly where I’ve always wanted to be, and I’m ready for it.”
FAQ: Petitjean vs. Azim Fight Details
When is the Petitjean vs. Azim fight scheduled?
- Date and Time: The fight is set for Saturday, November 18. It starts at 4:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. UK, with approximate ringwalks at 6:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 p.m. UK. Please note, the timing may vary depending on the earlier fights.
How can I watch the Petitjean vs. Azim fight?
- Broadcast Information:
- In the U.S., the fight will be aired on Peacock.
- In the UK, it will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
Where is the fight being held?
- Venue: The bout will take place at The Halls in Wolverhampton, England.
What are the records and bios of the fighters?
- Franck Petitjean:
- Nationality: French
- Date of Birth: February 11, 1988
- Height and Reach: Not Specified
- Total Fights: 33
- Record: 24-6-3 with 6 KOs
- Adam Azim:
- Nationality: British
- Date of Birth: July 21, 2002
- Height: 5’11”
- Reach: Not Specified
- Total Fights: 9
- Record: 9-0 with 6 KOs
Fight Card & Weigh In Results
EBU European Super Lightweight Championship @ 10st (63.5kg)
- Franck Petitjean [France] – 10st (63.5kg)
- Adam Azim [Slough] – 9st 13lbs 5oz (63.18kg)
EBU European Middleweight Championship @ 11st 6lbs (72.57kg)
- Matteo Signani [Italy] – 11st 4lbs 5oz (71.88kg)
- Tyler Denny [Rowley Regis] – 11st 5lbs 5oz (72.12kg)
Cruiserweight Contest @ 14st 8lbs (92.53kg)
- Richard Riakporhe [Walworth] – 14st 6lbs 5oz (91.85kg)
- Dylan Bregeon [France] – 14st 7lbs 5oz (92.31kg)
Featherweight Contest @ 9st 1lb (57.61kg)
- Rhys Edwards [Penygraig] – 9st 1lb (57.61kg)
- Brad Foster [Walsall] – 9st (57.15kg)
Featherweight Contest @ 9st (57.15kg)
- Nyall Berry [Chelmsley Wood] – 8st 11lbs 5oz (56.49kg)
- Darwing Martinez [Nicaragua] – 8st 13lbs 5oz (56.95kg)
Super Lightweight Contest @ 10st (63.5kg)
- Tion Gibbs [Birmingham] – 9st 13lbs 5oz (63.18kg)
- Efstathios Antonas [Greece] – 9st 13lbs 5oz (63.18kg)
Super Lightweight Contest @ 10st (63.5kg)
- Dylan Cheema [Coventry] – 9st 11lbs (62.37kg)
- Robin Zamora [Nicaragua] – 9st 13lbs (62.82kg)
Super Featherweight Contest @ 9st 5lbs (59.87kg)
- Gully Powar [Wolverhampton] – 9st 1lbs 5oz (58.06kg)
- Engel Gomez [Nicaragua] – 9st 5lbs (59.87kg)