Adam Azim forced out of York Hall headliner due to injury, Clarke-Wach moved to main event

The highly touted Shane McGuigan-trained, Adam Azim, has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming contest scheduled for June 16th at York Hall, London.

The promotional entity, Boxxer, has confirmed that Azim (8-0, 6KOs) has picked up an infection of the dorsal hood on his left hand. Azim’s team believe that the infection occurred following cuts several weeks ago on his knuckles, and the wound has become infected. The super-lightweight prospect had attempted to return to sparring last week, but according to Boxxer, the injury was too painful for him to even participate in the session to even asses the status of his hand. Azim was scheduled to face Aram Faniian (22-1) over ten rounds.

Headlining the card instead will be unbeaten heavyweight contender and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Frazer Clarke (6-0, 5KOs) as he seeks to continue his upward trajectory. Clarke, who recently was forced to pull out from a scheduled purse bid with British champion Fabio Wardley, will take a step up in opponent calibre in the shape of the battle-hardened and former world title challenger Mariusz Wach (37-9, 20 KOs).

Caroline Dubois (6-0, 5KOs) will herself face her most testing fight on paper to date as she takes on former IBO world lightweight title challenger Yanina Lescano (13-2, 4 KOs). Lescano lost a controversial points verdict in Dubai against Estelle Mossely in her challenge for the IBO world lightweight title.

Dubois, 22, will be seeking to continue her pursuit into title contention as she cements her place as one of the most exciting talents in the whole of boxing with her continued explosive outings since her professional debut in February last year.

Aaron McKenna (16-0 8KOs) will contest the second title of his career when he faces Uisma Lima over ten rounds for the WBC International middleweight title. McKenna, who began his professional career in the United States under the promotional guidance of Golden Boy Promotions, claimed the WBC world youth title in 2021 against Carlos Montijo in Crystal Palace, London. McKenna has boxed his previous six fights in the UK after seeking to continue his career away from the USA for now.

Domestic cruiserweight rivals Viddal Riley (8-0,5 KO’s), and Anees Taj are fighting a second instalment of their feud, with neither having been satisfied with the cut stoppage which made Riley the TKO winner of their January first encounter, while Issac Chamberlain - the #1 contender for the British Cruiserweight Championship - returns to the ring in the opening bout of the televised card.