Dan Azeez celebrates his European light-heavyweight title win in Paris by exploring the city and taking photos with his belt. The Londoner won the title after defeating Thomas Faure in a stressful fight week. Azeez had to overcome challenges like missing his Eurostar train to Paris and losing his new fight shorts in the post. Despite these setbacks, Azeez persevered and won in France.
Azeez explains that he chose to fight in Paris because he wanted the experience of fighting abroad. He also wanted to defeat a Frenchman in his home country, which he achieved. Azeez decided to stay in Paris for a few days after the fight to explore the city and take photos with his belts. He is seen carrying them around Paris in a Sainsbury’s carrier bag and plans to buy a proper backpack for them.
Azeez’s promoters, Boxxer, are set to add another light-heavyweight, Joshua Buatsi, to their ranks. This has fueled speculation that Azeez and Buatsi could fight this year. Azeez is not opposed to the idea of fighting Buatsi, even though they are friends. He sees it as a compliment that they are being put on the same level, as he had struggled as an amateur while Buatsi had excelled.
Azeez hopes to secure a world title fight soon, as it is the only belt he has yet to win. He is on the cusp of elite level and is ready to step up to the world scene. Azeez plans to continue working on his craft with Buddy McGirt in America in the next few weeks. He wants to be fully prepared for any future fights and is determined to build on his success in France.