Fireworks are anticipated when British heavyweights Fabio Wardley and David Adeleye collide in a high-stakes conflict on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Their combat would be the co-featured attraction to the crossover showdown between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
Ipswich’s Wardley (16-0, 15 KOs) turned English champion in 2021 with a first-round stoppage of Nick Webb earlier than capturing British honors with a third-round TKO of Nathan Gorman final November. He’s coming off a fourth-round TKO over Michael Coffie in April.
Adeleye (12-0, 11 KOs), from London, is the present WBO European champion, having received his maiden skilled title by defeating the beforehand unbeaten Dmytro Bezus at York Corridor in February and subsequently stopping Emir Ahmatovic in June.
Adeleye stated, “I’m actually trying ahead to competing on the worldwide stage within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. All over the place I’m going, individuals are speaking about this combat. I intend to placed on a present and show why I am one of the best younger heavyweight on the market.”
Final month, Adeleye and Wardley had been concerned in a wild brawl on the Fury-Ngannou press convention in London.
The 2 fighters, and their respective groups, had been throwing punches.
The melee left Wardley with cuts above his left eye and underneath his chin.
Wardley explains that he is bodily prepared and in a position to transfer ahead with the combat.
“I’ve obtained a clear invoice of well being,” Wardley stated. “Nothing has modified. I’m nonetheless feeling robust, shifting exhausting, and hitting new numbers.
“I don’t know learn how to quantify how my want to win by knockout has elevated after what occurred however, sure, considerably. Massively, as a result of I’m an expert particular person and I prefer to act like an expert, however if you wish to go early, then that’s wonderful, and I’m able to go at any minute.
“When these conditions happen, all it does is gas the hearth extra. All you could have finished is made it worse for your self. You’ve made me prepare tougher, you’ve made me work for it extra, you’ve made me need it extra.”