MTK Global is proud to confirm the signing of Team GB’s Youth Olympic medallist Hassan Azim.
The teen sensation claimed a light-welterweight bronze medal at the 2018 Games in Buenos Aires and was then handed the honour of being named Team GB’s Closing Ceremony flagbearer.
Pakistan-born Slough hero Azim, who also won silver at the European Youth tournament and is a six-time national champion, is eager to kick off life as a professional under MTK Global.
MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan said: “This is another top signing for MTK Global and we’re confident Hassan has a huge future in the professional game after such success in a relatively short time as an amateur.
“It’s great that the best of Team GB is now picking MTK Global as its first port of call for turning pro. We signed a GB star only last month and now we’ve snared another potential diamond in Hassan. We can’t wait for him to get started and we’re sure he’ll do himself, his family, Slough and us proud.”
Azim said: “I couldn’t be happier to sign a management deal with MTK Global as I officially announce my exit from amateur boxing.
“MTK Global is an organisation I feel I can trust to be looking out for me in my quest to become a world champion. I look forward to working with MTK Global.”
Stepping into the ring is the epitome of a long and gruelling journey that without a strong, dedicated, focussed and talented team wouldn’t be possible.
Ensuring I’m the best I can possibly be is the result of the work undertaken by me and my team headed by father Azim Dad who has been with me from day one alongside Khalil Khalid my offensive coach, Martin Malcom my defensive coach, Tom Joyce my strength and conditioning coach and Amir Bann my physiotherapist and team Manager. They are joined by Wasim Nasim who deals with ticketing and sponsorship alongside Normy Nadeem.
Azim Dad – Head Coach
My head coach and also my father. My coach has been an integral part in my boxing career. My training plans have been devised and outlined before evert camp. My coach has always been very meticulous in delivering every aspect to detail. My father will be the one who will be taking me in the corners, although never been a coach or a boxer before. I feel he has one of the best boxing minds I know.
Khalil Khalid – Assistant Coach
Khalil has been part of my boxing journey right from the start. Upon guidance from my father, Khalil has carried out the training to the tee. Ensuring that everything is done accordingly. I qualified coach, strength conditioning coach and a personal trainer. Khalil has been involved with me since day one.
Martin Malcolm – Assistant Coach
Martin brings in years of experience of defensive attacking pad works. Martin was part of the training team for Anthony Yarde on the Canelo undercard at the cowboy’s stadium in the US. Martin has been involved in me for many years and brings in an array of defensive counter-movements and strategy.
Tom Joyce – Strength and Conditioning
Tom is the founder of Built Not Born and Studio 9 Fitness. Tom has established himself in the health and fitness industry as being a passionate, ambitious, and highly sought-after trainer. His philosophy is to educate, motivate, and inspire his clients to live a healthy lifestyle and be the best possible version of themselves! Tom’s clientele includes athletes at both elite and amateur levels he also works with club and international level football to help give them the extra edge over their competition.
Aamir Baan – Team Manager & Head of Talent Well-being
Aamir has been part of Team Azim from the very beginning, looking after both Adam and Hassan’s well-being throughout their early amateur career, providing guidance where needed and rehabilitation where injuries had occurred. The transitionto the professional ranks has led to Aamir coming on board full time as the teams manager providing oversight and running all operations at TA Promotions. He will continue his role as Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation alongside the Team Manager.
“A very exciting chapter for all involved with each day bringing exciting challenges. I don’t believe in predicting the future, I believe in creating it. Through handwork and perseverance anything is possible. Sky’s the limit”.