- Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez Clash In WBA Final Eliminator To Secure Mandatory Position
- Ben Whittaker, Caroline Dubois and Adam Azim Set For Return On Buatsi vs Azeez Undercard
- Buatsi vs Azeez Results LIVE From The OVO Arena, Wembley With All Of The Action On Sky Sports
- Conor Benn Headlines In Las Vegas Against The Unbeaten American Peter Dobson On DAZN Tonight
WBA #1 and WBA #2 Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez are set for their big domestic dust-up at Wembley’s OVO Arena this evening live on Sky Sports.
The undefeated pair were supposed to meet last October but a fight-week injury sustained by Azeez has unfortunately postponed their clash.
A Buatsi-Azeez fight seemed almost inevitable as soon as Buatsi moved from BOXXER to Matchroom, a change which is currently the subject of a high court legal battle.
Buatsi vs Azeez Results: Undercard LIVE:
First Up: Jeamie TKV vs Kostiantyn Dovbyshchenko – 6 rounds Heavyweight
TKV will be looking to get back to winning ways after a shock loss in September whilst Ukraine’s Dovbyshchenko scored a significant upset of unbeaten Wasserman ace Matty Harris last summer and will be looking to surprise another British Heavyweight.
TKV trying to establish his jab, Dovbyshcenko attempting the straight right hand to the body and the British Heavyweight is controlling the action and starting to put the punches together in the final minute of the round.
A jab-left hook combination for Dovbyshcenko connects. TKV lands with a left hook that pushes Dovbyshcenko back, and more activity from the once-beaten 30-year-old who edges a close round. 20-18 TKV
TKV taking over the fight in the middle rounds with the faster and more accurate punches but is deducted a point in round five.
Jeamie TKV takes a six-round, 58-55 decision over Ukrainian Dovbyshcenko
Second: Caroline Dubois vs Miranda Reyes – IBO Lightweight Title
Reyes has not come to lay down as the pair exchange power shots in the middle of the ring. Dubois has had success with her right hand and body shots through three rounds and a clear power advantage.
Dubois beating up Reyes in the fifth, unloading some huge power punches whilst the American is on the ropes, the right hook is the money shot for the southpaw star.
A significantly slower pace fought from rounds six to ten with Dubois’ punches having less pop on them and Reyes not looking troubled at all.
A good learning fight for Sweet Caroline who goes the scheduled distance three times in a row.
Caroline Dubois takes a 100-90 ten-round shutout decision over Miranda Reyes to retain her IBO Lightweight title.
Third: Ben Whittaker vs Khalid Graidia – 8 rounds light heavyweight
Whittaker will be looking to better tonight’s main event, Dan Azeez, who went the distance with the French journeyman Graidia last July.
Benzo puts Graidia down in the second makes him miss and does a 360-spin which the referee warns him for, the crowd boo the referee.
Whittaker was very evasive in round four as he sits on the ropes with his hands down and lets Graidia take free shots at him, none of them getting through. A more stern warning from the referee about his showboating this time.
The towel comes in the fifth round from the Graidia corner but the referee has stopped it anyway as he goes down a second time from a barrage of punches Whittaker unloads. Seems to have started with a right hook to the body.
Fourth: Adam Azim vs Enoch Poulsen – European super lightweight title
A clash of unbeaten is the co-feature in Wembley as Adam Azim makes the first defence of his newly won European crown.
Azim dominating through two as a clear power shot lands at the end of the second, Poulsen doesn’t want to be taking too many of these.
Enoch Poulsen is counted out in the fifth as the Denmark-based 140-pounder seems to have severely injured his right hand.
Adam Azim BEATS Enoch Poulsen via 5th-round TKO
Fifth: Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez – WBA Light Heavyweight title eliminator
In perhaps the best performance we’ve seen from Joshua Buatsi, the Croydon light heavyweight took a wide points decision over South London rival Dan Azeez.
Buatsi scored two knockdowns in round eleven was looking for the finish in the twelfth but didn’t manage to get it and had to settle for a decision win
Azeez didn’t fight at ferocity we’re used to seeing from him as the power of Buatsi was clearly a threat throughout the fight.
The former British and Commonwealth champion did have his moments particularly with the jab and staggering Buatsi a few times in the fight, the activity and sharpness of Buatsi shone through at Wembley Arena.