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Azzaoui Spars with American Heavyweight

23 November 2006


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Photo Opportunity – AZZAOUI SPARS WITH AMERICAN BOXER ED MAHONE

Cruiserweight Spars With American Heavyweight
11.00am Friday 24 November ABA Headquarters

Mohamed Azzaoui NZ Cruiserweight Champion, Pan Asian Boxing Association and Pan African Boxing Association Title Holder will be sparring with American heavyweight boxer Ed Mahone at 11.00am Friday at the Auckland Boxing Association in central Auckland. Ed Mahone has been sparring with heavyweight Shane Cameron, and Azzaoui's management have secured his services to continue his build up to a possible world title fight next year.

Azzaoui has also been working with a new, Australian trainer to vary his training routines.

Next week Azzaoui will move to Waiheke and spend the week training in David Nanai's gym.

Azzaoui is currently ranked number 5 in the WBA cruiserweight world rankings. A fight against the Pan South American champion was planned for later this year, but Azzaoui's management have been in discussions with the WBA and WBC world cruiserweight champions. A title fight could take place as early as March next year. Azzaoui's management are working hard to secure the boxer at least one fight before any title fight to ensure he is in the best possible shape for a title fight.

ENDS

Background & career highlights
* Azzaoui began his boxing career at aged 13 in Algeria
* Current world ranking (WBA): 11
* From 1995-2000 he won and defended Algeria’s National Heavyweight Title nine times
* Won gold at the African Games six times
* Won a host of European, Middle Eastern and Cuban boxing competitions.

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