Adam Azim took his professional record to 7-0 with a stunning knockout victory over Rylan Charlton; now trainer Shane McGuigan says Azim should be “catapulted” up the super-lightweight rankings to set up tougher bouts.

But Amir Khan has warned Adam Azim should continue to be “steadily” progressed through the super-lightweight ranks, after another thrilling knockout victory for the 20-year-old sensation.

Azim responded to a step up in the level of his opponent by stopping Rylan Charlton inside two rounds on Sunday 27th November at Alexandra Palace, taking his professional record to 7-0.

In the aftermath of Azim’s latest brilliant display, which was very nearly a fourth successive first-round stoppage, his trainer Shane McGuigan said his fighter should be “catapulted up the rankings” in attempt to find tougher opponents.

“He’s the most talented fighter I’ve ever trained,” McGuigan said.

“He needs more tests, he needs more rounds. We thought we were going to get that today with Rylan Charlton and we didn’t.

“So he’s just got to get catapulted up through the rankings.

The recent victory was Azim’s fifth of 2022, but the explosive nature of his performances means he has contested just eight rounds under the lights this year.

While agreeing Azim remains on course to become world champion at a remarkably young age, Khan says his management must be wary of taking on too much too soon.