Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez Rescheduled For Feb 3 At The OVO Arena, Wembley

Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez Rescheduled For Feb 3 At The OVO Arena, Wembley

Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez have a date for their eagerly-anticipated clash.

NoSmokeSport has learnt that the unbeaten domestic pair will meet in their WBA final eliminator on Saturday, February 3 at Wembley’s OVO Arena, live on Sky Sports.

An official announcement will be made today.

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Buatsi (17-0, 3 KOs) and Azeez (20-0, 13 KOs) were set to meet on October 21st at The O2 but a back injury suffered by Azeez in his final training session forced the postponement of their all-British showdown.

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The rescheduled contest will now take place at The OVO Arena, Wembley due to a lack of available dates at The O2.

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January 13th was earmarked as a possible date at The O2 but a clash with the Light Heavyweight World Title contest between Artur Beterbiev and Callum Smith meant Azeez’s coach Buddy McGirt, who he shares with Smith, would be unavailable.

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Joshua Buatsi Win Could Set Up Anthony Yarde Fight

A clash between Buatsi and Anthony Yarde is seen as almost inevitable.

But a win for Buatsi on Feb 3 could put the fight closer than ever.

Buatsi and Yarde have begun preliminary discussions for their contest, and with Yarde expected to box at a similar date, the timeframes could align for a summer PPV showdown.

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By Darshan Desai