Super-lightweight boxer Adam Azim has set his sights on changing into the primary British-Pakistani undisputed world champion and needs to make use of his platform to encourage his neighborhood.
Azim, who’s gearing up for his September 2 bout with Aram Fanyan, admitted he desires to observe the trail of his childhood hero Amir Khan by being a job mannequin to the subsequent technology of athletes from Asian backgrounds.
The 21-year-old Azim, who boasts an 8-0-0 undefeated report, desires to turn out to be world champion at a younger age like Khan, who did so in 2009 aged 22 when he beat Andriy Kotelnik in Manchester.
“Our relationship is really strong (Azim and Khan), he is like a big brother to me, he was my inspiration growing up,” Azim instructed the PA information company.“I’ve told him that ‘I want to be a young world champion just like you’ and that one day I’ll be the only British-Pakistani undisputed world champion, it will be good to become undisputed because that’s my dream, that’s my goal.“He was a massive inspiration for me because he (Khan) was the only British-Pakistani in that era and everyone was massive fans of him because of his great hand speed and he was always in big entertaining fights.
“It’s a big thing for me (to represent British-Pakistanis) – I want to become a role model for the younger generation coming through and for both the Pakistani and British communities as well.”
Azim partnered with the Shazad Yaseen Foundation in 2022 to offer aid to impoverished areas inside Tanzania.
And the Slough fighter goals to proceed his charity work in much less lucky areas and needs to make use of his platform to launch his personal “big charity organisation” sooner or later.
“I want to keep working hard in the ring and also help with my charity work as well,” he added.
“After this next fight I will be flying out to Africa to do some charity work, I want to be more passionate about charity work because there are a lot of unfortunate people who need food and money.“We partnered with SYF because I really want to make a big charity organisation myself and it’s important to give back to those people who need it more.”Azim is assured he can lead by instance within the ring to encourage extra younger folks from ethnic minority backgrounds to take up the game.
He stated: “I just need to keep fighting so more and more people watch me, I’m on the rise as a British Pakistani and there are others on the rise too so if we keep doing what we’re doing everything will improve (more diversity in the sport).”