Petitjean vs Azim Prediction: Back the Brit to win on points

 | November 17 | 

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There's a huge night of domestic boxing action on Saturday, with cards taking place at both Manchester and Wolverhampton. The main event at the latter is a step up in class for Adam Azim, as he takes on European Super-Lightweight champ Franck Petitjean. We've previewed the fight and given you our predictions. 

Petitjean vs Azim Betting Tips

  • Adam Azim to win by Points - 15/8

Adam Azim (9-0-0(6ko)) has been hyped up by Sky Sports ever since turning professional back in 2020 and he has certainly lived up to that promise with a string of flashy wins.

Now, he seeks out his first major title, with the European crown on the horizon, against 35-year-old veteran Franck Petitjean (24-6-3(6ko)).

The Frenchman has rarely fought above European level and appears to be in the swansong of his lengthy career.

A first title appears to be there for the taking for the 21-year-old but can he grab it at the first time of asking and continue his meteoric rise through the super-lightweight rankings?

Where and when is the fight taking place?

The fight is taking place at The Halls in Wolverhampton on Saturday 18th November and will be broadcast live and exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK.

The event is a Ben Shalom promotion for BOXXER, with the main card expected to start at 7pm and the main event ring walk due to take place at around 10pm UK time.

What does the full fight card look like?

  • Franck Petitjean vs Adam Azim - European Super-Lightweight title 
  • Matteo Signani vs Tyler Denny - European Middleweight title
  • Richard Riakpohre vs Dylan Bregeon
  • Rhys Edwards vs Brad Foster

(subject to change)

What are the fight odds?

The undefeated Azim is a massive 1/16 favourite, with the champ a 7/1 shot. The draw is available to back at 25/1.

What's been said?

*Petitjean vs Azim is around the 31 minute mark.

"I'm happy, I'm ready, I know he's a good boxer, he had a good career in the amateurs and he's fast.

That's all I know, I don't watch videos, I've just focused on my preperation.

I'm the outsider but I'm the champion and it's not a problem for me because I have all the experience.

Yes, he's very fast but it's not track and field, it's boxing."

Franck Petitjean

 

"He's definitely got into my mind cos he was late, he's the champion, he should be here early and be professional.

I'm taking that European title either way, if I break my hand, if I get a cut, I don't care. I'm taking it with both hands.

(on becoming the fastest Brit to win a European title) Yeah obviously, it would be huge for British Pakistanis and hopefully I can do it in style."

Adam Azim

Adam Azim to win by Points - 15/8

Azim is a nine-fight novice and whilst he has looked impressive, he has looked raw at times and can struggle to get his punches to connect.

Both his last two ten-rounders have gone the distance and he has struggled to put mediocre fighters away.

Yes, the Frenchman is at the end of his career but he is tough and has only been stopped once on his record.

With so much on the line, I don't expect the Slough man to risk everything for the KO and I think he will happily win this title on points.

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