Showdown Stall: Buatsi vs Azeez Delayed Due to Injury – New Date Pending
The spotlight was on the undefeated British pair, Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez, both top-contenders in the light heavyweight division. However, an unfortunate injury saw the fight set for this Saturday, October 21, at The O2 postponed. Azeez suffered a back injury in what was to be his last training session. London was eagerly waiting to see which hometown hero would stake a claim for the world title, but that’s boxing for you – unexpected turns at every corner.
The medical team ruled Azeez out due to the back injury. Everyone waiting for this exciting bout, hang tight! Updated details, including ticket specifics and a new date for the Buatsi-Azeez fight, will be shared shortly. If you’ve got a ticket, it’s still good for the new date. Can’t make it? Don’t fret; full refunds are coming your way.
Azeez shared his disappointment: “It’s gutting, really. The realization is still settling in. This is the first for me – never pulled out of a fight before. My sincere apologies to the fans, especially those making the trip for the fight. Big apologies to Buatsi and everyone who has been grinding behind the scenes for this date. I’m hoping we can square up sooner rather than later.”
BOXXER’s head honcho, Ben Shalom, weighed in: “It’s a tough pill to swallow, but we at BOXXER are already on the move to clear things up for our fighters, their teams, and, of course, the fans. I have no doubt in my mind; Dan would’ve given it his all this Saturday. It’s heartbreaking for this to happen now. British boxing was gearing up for a significant evening, but our fighters’ well-being is top priority. My thoughts are with Dan and Joshua, after their rigorous preparations, and to the fans. Over 10,000 of you planned to join us this Saturday! Hang tight; updates on the rest of the card and the new Buatsi-Azeez fight date are coming soon.”
It’s about to go down in London! At 9:45 pm UK time, get ready to see the fight everyone’s been talking about in the UK. World #1 Joshua Buatsi and #2 Dan Azeez are going to step into the ring and let those gloves do the talking.
Before the main event, at 8:45 pm, Isaac Chamberlain will make some noise, heading to the ring, ready to duke it out with the British Cruiserweight Champion, Mikael Lawal.
For those of you glued to your screens, Sky Sports has you covered. You can catch all the live action on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Showcase from 7 pm UK time, and Sky Sports Main Event is the place to be from 10 pm.
Here’s how the night’s fights shape up:
WBA World Light Heavyweight Final Eliminator, British Light Heavyweight Championship, Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Division @ 12st 7lbs
- Joshua Buatsi (Croydon) vs Dan Azeez (Lewisham)
British & Vacant Commonwealth Cruiserweight Division @ 14st 4lbs
- Mikael Lawal (Shepherd’s Bush) vs Isaac Chamberlain (Brixton)
Commonwealth Super Welterweight Championship & British Super Welterweight Final Eliminator @ 11st
- Louis Greene (Strood) vs Sam Gilley (Walthamstow)
Featherweight Fight @ 9st
- Karriss Artingstall (Macclesfield) vs Vanessa Bradford (Canada)
Super Welterweight Fight @11st 6lbs
- Michael Hennessy Jr. (Sevenoaks) vs Joe Laws (Benwell)