‘Stay Dedicated to Whatever You Want to Do. Don’t Get Distracted’. Adam Azim x Castore Interview

‘Stay Dedicated to Whatever You Want to Do. Don’t Get Distracted’. Adam Azim x Castore Interview

Kristin Kennedy-Brown - August 24, 2023

We’re thrilled to have on-boarded Adam Azim as our latest Castore Athlete - one of the most exciting talents in British boxing - bar none. Known to be one of the best talents trained by Shane McGuigan, Adam Azim epitomises Castores' reigning attitude of Better Never Stops through his iconic speed and reflexes. We caught up with him to talk journeys, challenges, and Tupac!

Tell us a little bit about your journey into boxing… 

How my journey to boxing started was I was really hyperactive as a kid, so I started boxing when I was four years old. I was really energised at a young age, always punching the sofa - so my dad suggested putting me forward into boxing as a way to drain out my ADHD. 

My dad saw I had talent and potential - it’s thanks to him I am here as a professional boxer. 

You’ve sacrificed a lot to get where you are today - what are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your career so far?

The biggest challenge in my career is that I’ve got to stay on board, I’ve got to stay focused. I can’t have any distractions around me - it’s hard because I don’t get to see my family as much, only on the weekends. I have to stay focused on my training, go through the trenches and go through the training process. It’s a lot of hard work and the biggest challenge for me is that I have got to stay focused, listen to my trainer and bag up these wins and knockouts. 

What is your one piece of advice for aspiring boxers starting out in their career?

My biggest piece of advice would be listen to your parents and stay off the streets. Go to a local boxing club, do something you’re good at. Stay focused, drive hard and train - stay dedicated to whatever you want to do. Don’t get distracted. 

What would you say has been your biggest inspiration in your craft?

My biggest inspiration when growing up was Amir Khan. I can also say the biggest inspiration is my father. My dad had a rough time coming up and he wants me to have a good time and enjoy the sport. Making my parents proud is the main thing. 

What is your secret to staying motivated? How do you channel a winning mentality?

With me, how I keep myself motivated is I love going for jogs, it helps me find peace. I like to listen to 

Biggy and Tupac - it gets my anger out and keeps my ADHD at bay - it’s like a switch mode. 

My happy place is the boxing ring.

Side question, Biggy or Tupac?

Biggy has got the beat, he’s got the tune, he’s got the variety. Tupac has got that anger and is relatable. 

For me I’d say biggy, it’s more relaxing. 

What do the next few years have in-store?

In the next few years, I want to become world champion - hopefully become the first undisputed Pakistani world champion.