Former world champion Amir Khan has given high praise to rising prospect Adam Azim who demolished Anthony Loffet in 66 seconds on Saturday night in Coventry.

Khan views Azim as a special fighter with very large expectations.

Azim went the six round distance in his pro debut, but his last four bouts have ended with knockouts.

The Bolton star captured his first world title at age 22. He believes Azim could accomplish that goal even sooner.

To keep the big puncher busy, Khan floated the idea of Azim taking on Dylan Cheema.

“You need to find [Azim’s] next opponent. Who are you going to find for him? That’s the hard thing because he’s knocking everyone out. He’s blasting everyone that gets put in front of him,” Khan told Sky Sports.

“Maybe the Cheema fight is a good one for him. I think that would be a massive one. He’s sparring against the top guys like Conor Benn, Joe Cordina, he’s done well against them I hear. He’s very special. He will go far. I think in a couple of years’ time he could be one of the youngest world champions coming out of Britain.

“I won a world title at 22, I think he can do it at maybe 20, 21. Let’s see you never know. When I went to see him in the changing room, he was so relaxed and chilled out. Not many [young prospects] hit that hard, move that quick and have that speed. He’s got so much confidence, he’s got the speed, he’s got the power, he’s got everything that a fighter needs. He’s only had five fights, back-to-back knockouts. He’s very special.”

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