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Unbeaten Dan Azeez wins British Light-heavyweight title

Unbeaten Dan Azeez has added the British light-heavyweight title after a decision victory over Lawrence Osueke at the Brentwood Centre in London on Saturday night.

Azeez, unbeaten in 11 fights, crowned a brilliant year by dispatching the previously unbeaten Osueke by a 99-91, 98-93 & 98-92 unanimous victory in their 10-round affair.

Azeez won the Southern Area light-heavyweight title after a sixth-round stoppage of Charlie Duffield at Greenwich’s 02 Arena in July.

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“It was a good experience for me, I have never done 10 rounds before all credit to Lawrence,” Azeez said after the fight.

“I think he was a bit negative, He came to survive but i have nothing but respect for him. I didn’t really come out but I still picked up the English title. That is two belts in the year”

Meanwhile, Nigerian super-middleweight Umar Sadiq recorded a seventh round stoppage win over Danny Shannons at York Hall, London.

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Umar, who represented Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic qualifiers in Cameroon and Azerbaijan in 2016, now has five stoppages out of six fights this year.

The trained accountant now has a 9-1 record since turning professional in 2017 with six knockout victories and has won six fights in a row since losing for the first time against Zak Chelli in 2018.

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