Dan Azeez is hoping his rearranged European title shot will land on the March 11 card headlined by his former opponent Lawrence Okolie.

The British light-heavyweight champion was initially scheduled to face Frenchman Thomas Faure for the EBU belt on February 11 in London but a bout of flu scuppered those plans.

Now Azeez, who is currently training with Buddy McGirt in Orlando, is waiting for a new date for the clash.

Azeez explained: “The fight has been moved, we’re just waiting to confirm the date. It’s not February 11 any more. I picked up the flu everyone got which knocked me back and kept me out of training for a couple of weeks.

“I have heard March or April - we are trying to confirm a date with Ben Shalom and Boxxer but we should be hearing next week. 

“The decision was made last month because the flu caused a bit of disruption to my training camp. Otherwise I would have only had a couple of training weeks before the fight so I’m not going to risk that.”

And the 33-year-old revealed he would like to face Faure as part of the bill topped by Okolie’s WBO mandatory cruiserweight defence against David Light, which is still yet to be formally announced.

Azeez faced his fellow Londoner Okolie in his second amateur bout and later trained alongside him in Brian O’Shaughnessy’s stable.

He said: “I would like to be on the same show as Lawrence. He’s got a confirmed date now and it would be good to be on the undercard of that, that would be my first choice.

“Lawrence is a former team-mate of mine, we boxed each other as amateurs, trained and sparred each other for years. That would be wicked.”