• Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez to be rescheduled to new date
  • Undercard bouts – headlined by Mikael Lawal vs Isaac Chamberlain  British Cruiserweight title fight – will relocate to London’s iconic York Hall
  • Tickets purchased for Buatsi v Azeez will remain valid for new date. Customers unable to attend will be able to obtain a full refund once new date is announced.

LONDON, ENGLAND – (October 18th, 2023) – The highly-anticipated showdown between Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez will be rescheduled to a new date.

The bout between the #1 and #2 ranked light-heavyweights had been due to take place this Saturday but is now being postponed due to an injury suffered by Azeez in his final training session. 

A date for the rescheduled world title final eliminator will be announced shortly. All tickets for this Saturday’s event at The O2 will remain valid for the new date. Once announced, any customers unable to attend the new date will be able to obtain a full refund.

This Saturday’s chief support bout and undercard bouts will now relocate to the iconic York Hall in London, headlined by Mikael Lawal defending his British Cruiserweight title against bitter rival Isaac Chamberlain in one of the most keenly-anticipated domestic clashes of the year.

The Commonwealth Super Welterweight Championship is also on the line when Louis Greene defends his title against Sam Gilley in another highly-anticipated 50/50 domestic clash which will also send the winner forward for a shot at the British title.

The card will also feature Olympic bronze medallist Karriss Artingstall against former world title challenger ‘Vicious’ Vanessa Bradford as she takes an important step in her professional career, and top young prospect Michael Hennessy Jr taking on fan favourite Joe Laws in what will be a very entertaining fight. 

“We’re still bitterly disappointed about having to postpone the main event due to the injury sustained by Dan Azeez,” said BOXXER founder and CEO Ben Shalom. “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 who wish to attend Saturday’s event at York Hall on will be given exclusive access to a priority window ahead of the general sale. This will be between 4pm today and 4pm tomorrow. You will be emailed a direct link to purchase your tickets. 

Tickets will be available for general sale from 4pm on Thursday October 19th at BOXXER.com 

For breaking news and further information, please visit BOXXER.com and follow the official BOXXER social media channels.

Saturday October 21st event is presented in association with official partners bet365, Everlast, WOW HYDRATE, Village Hotels and Integritas Property Group

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