- Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez’s bout will be rescheduled to a new date at The O2
- Mikael Lawal vs Isaac Chamberlain and the undercard will go ahead at York Hall
- Mail Sport’s new boxing podcast ‘The Hook‘ will be available every Tuesday
Boxxer have confirmed that Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez’s highly-anticipated bout will be rescheduled to a new date at The O2 in London after this weekend’s clash was called off.
The two friends-turned-rivals were set to go toe-to-toe at the O2 in London this weekend, but doctors called for the fight to be rescheduled after Azeez sustained a back injury.
Fans were devastated by the news,but Boxxer have confirmed a new date for the world title final eliminator will be announced in due course. They have also stated all tickets will remain valid for the new date.
Boxxer have also announced that Saturday’s chief support bout and undercard bouts will now relocate to York Hall in London. The card will be headlined by Mikael Lawal defending his British Cruiserweight title against Isaac Chamberlain.
The card will also feature Olympic bronze medallist Karriss Artingstall against former world title challenger ‘Vicious’ Vanessa Bradford. While, young prospect Michael Hennessy Jr will take on fan favourite Joe Laws.
Boxxer have confirmed that Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez’s highly-anticipated bout will be rescheduled to a new date at The O2 in London after this weekend’s clash was called off
Speaking about the situation, Boxxer CEO and founder, Ben Shalom, said: ‘We’re still bitterly disappointed about having to postpone the main event due to the injury sustained by Dan Azeez.
‘It’s clear from the widespread upset and frustration, just how big of a fight this is. We’ve spoken to both teams and everyone is committed to rescheduling the world title final eliminator. We’re working on announcing a new date at The O2 as soon as possible.
‘For the remaining fights, the easiest option would have been to cancel the whole card, but that wouldn’t have been fair to the fighters or to the fans hoping to see them.
‘I’m extremely proud of our team’s hard work in ensuring these fights get to go ahead. Not only can we look forward to a rescheduled Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez at the O2 in the near future, but also four incredible fights live on Sky Sports on Saturday night in what will be a hugely atmospheric York Hall.’
Buatsi vs Azeez ticket holders will be given priority access to tickets for the York Hall event. The general sale will take place between 4pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Thursday afternoon.
Tickets will be available for general sale at BOXXER.com.
Olympic bronze medallist Karriss Artingstall will face former world title challenger ‘Vicious’ Vanessa Bradford at York Hall on Saturday evening