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Amir Khan lauds speedy Adam Azim after 66-second no-hoper KO

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Adam Azim, cheered on by Amir Khan, blew away Belgian no-hoper Anthony Loffet in 66 seconds.

Azim, clearly levels above Loffet, who hadn’t faced anyone with a decent record, smashed through what he was up against.

Showing incredible speed, Azim had Sky Sports analysts gum-flapping about world titles. Even though Azim improves to 5-0, the hype must get muted until he faces a solid opponent.

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Afterward, Khan said that Azim could become one of the youngest world champions in history as the pair enjoyed a love-fest.

It’s early days for Azim as it was with the many before him nicknamed “The Next Prince Naseem.”

Tyler Denny claimed the English middleweight title at the fourth attempt with a split decision win over River Wilson-Bent. Denny defeated the unbeaten Wilson-Bent after the pair shared a draw back in November.

Both men gave all for ten rounds, but it was Denny who wanted it that touch more. Judges at ringside Steve Gray scored it 96-94 to Wilson-Bent, while Terry O’Connor [97-93] and Kevin Parker [96-93] gave it to Denny.

New Boxxer signing Shakiel Thompson made a winning start on the platform. Thompson dominated Bartosz Glowacki over six rounds. Thompson won every round on referee Chris Dean’s scorecard to improve to 8-0.

The newest member of the women’s featherweight division, Olympic medal winner Karriss Artingstall, made a successful debut – as expected.

Artingstall had easily too much in her locker for Vaida Masiokaite and won every session of six.

In the night’s second fight, Hennessy star Aaron McKenna made it fifteen wins in a row as a professional. McKenna defeated Argentina’s David Benitez via TKO in precisely 100 seconds.

Cori Gibbs notched the 17th victory of his professional run at the super lightweight limit. Gibbs dominated Carlos Perez throughout their eight-round contest.

Welterweight Kaisee Benjamin can now boast a 16-1-1 C.V. after a 60-55 win over Serge Ambomo.

Early action saw Edinburgh’s cruiserweight Scott Forrest move to 2-0 with a fourth-round stoppage of Croatia’s Toni Visic.

In the floater, Dylan Cheema beat Stu Greener.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow World Boxing News on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @worldboxingnews.