Adam Azim officially vacates the European super-lightweight title

The European super-lightweight title is now vacant as Adam Azim has decided to relinquish the belt after holding it for five months.

Today (April 3), purse bids were expected for Azim’s next defense against Dalton Smith. However, he will now be facing Harlem Eubank in his upcoming fight. As a result, the European Boxing Union has also declared the 140lbs title vacant.

Last Saturday (March 30), Azim faced off against Eubank, with both fighters expressing their desire for the fight. Despite this, Azim’s promoter Ben Shalom did not confirm anything at the event, which was headlined by the British heavyweight title fight between Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke.

After the event, Azim’s trainer Shane McGuigan confirmed to Boxing News that the fight with Harlem Eubank had been signed. On Monday (April 3), Azim announced on Twitter/X that he had officially signed to fight Eubank, although the date and venue are yet to be announced.

Just 11 days ago, Dalton Smith scored a significant victory by defeating former world title challenger Jose Zepeda with a fifth-round body shot in Sheffield. Smith then called out Azim, but Azim’s promoter Eddie Hearn believed that Azim would avoid the fight and vacate his title.

Azim’s reign as European champion comes to an end after 137 days. In November, the 22-year-old convincingly defeated Franck Petitjean in his first defense, and in February, he proved too much for Danish challenger Enock Poulsen, who retired in the fifth round due to a shoulder injury.

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