Fresh off the news that BOXXER will have their U.S. cards streamed by NBC/Peacock, light heavyweight contender Joshua Buatsi (17-0, 13 KOs) will face fellow undefeated fighter Dan Azeez (20-0, 13 KOs) in a12-roundd fight live from the O2 Arena in the United Kingdom. This fight will see the winner advance to a potential fight with Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) or Artur Beterbiev (19-0, 19 KOs) as soon as next year.
The 30-year-old Buatsi last fought in May, earning a unanimous decision over Pawel Stepien (18-1-1, 12 KOs). Buatsi had only one fight last year, so he must stay active, especially if he can land one of the champions next year with a win over Azeez. This type of fight will show the fans what he is made of, and with it streaming on Peacock, a big win would go a long way.
This will be Azeez’s third fight this year, but he is also 34 years old and knows that the time is now to see if he can get to a title shot. Azeez had back-to-back decision victories this year, so it’ll be interesting to see if the busier Azeez will look sharper or burned out especially at his age.
JOSHUA BUATSI VS. DAN AZEEZ BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, no betting odds are available at this time but will be added in the subsequent articles later in the week on ProBoxTV.
JOSHUA BUATSI VS. DAN AZEEZ FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, October 21
- Time: 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
🚨 𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 🔥— BOXXER (@boxxer) October 13, 2023
⏱ @dan_azeez from 9.45pm. @boxingbuatsi soon after. 10pm first bell 🙌
Last remaining tickets at https://t.co/yt3WMVlLFj 🎟
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WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS JOSHUA BUATSI VS. DAN AZEEZ?
- U.S.: Peacock
- UK: Sky Sports
JOSHUA BUATSI VS. DAN AZEEZ FIGHT CARD
- Joshua Buatsi vs Pawel Stepien; Light heavyweights
- Sean McComb vs. Kaisee Benjamin; Junior welterweights
- Ben Whittaker vs. Jordan Gran; Light heavyweights
- Lauren Price vs. Kirstie Bavington; For the vacant British women’s welterweight title
- Jimmy First vs. Cori Gibbs, rematch; Lightweights
- Shakan Pitters vs. Joel McIntyre; Light heavyweights
- Tyler Denny vs. Macauley McGowan Middleweights
- Danny Quartermaine vs. TBA; Junior lightweights