• Buatsi-Azeez WBA Title Eliminator Feb 3rd

  • Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom

    Sky Sports - PeaCock

    Bouts 1 - Updated Mon, Feb 05 2024

    • Main Event
      vs.
      Dan Azeez 172lbs
      WBA LightHeavy Title Eliminator BBBofC British Light Heavy
      Scheduled 12RDS
      Results
    • The highly anticipated clash for the WBA World Title Final Eliminator between top-ranked light heavyweights Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 3. This showdown will air exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA. Initially planned for October 21st at The O2, the fight was postponed due to a back injury suffered by Azeez during his final training session. The rescheduled event will now take place at The OVO Arena Wembley due to scheduling constraints at The O2. A proposed January 13th date at The O2 was considered but coincided with the Light Heavyweight World Title contest between Artur Beterbiev and Callum Smith, rendering Azeez’s coach, Buddy McGirt—who also trains Smith—unavailable. With the new date confirmed, the former friends turned rivals are back in intense training for what promises to be one of British boxing's most thrilling matchups. Both unbeaten Londoners are gearing up for a showdown that carries both bragging rights and a chance at the WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Ben Shalom, BOXXER Founder and CEO, expressed excitement about the fight's return on February 3rd, highlighting the disappointment of the earlier postponement. Shalom emphasized the importance of ensuring Azeez has his coach available, leading to the choice of the next available date at The OVO Arena Wembley. He anticipates a fiery start to the year with both fighters eager and determined. The bout promises not just London pride but also a shot at a world title, making it a must-watch event.

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