Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez has been postponed after Azeez suffered a back injury in his final training session leading up to the fight, causing doctors to call for the fight to be rescheduled. The WBA title eliminator was pitting the #1 and #2 ranked light heavyweights and the outcome would have provided Dmitry Bivol with a mandatory challenger for his WBA belt.
BREAKING! Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez has been postponed after Azeez suffered an injury in his final training session.
Further details on Saturday’s event, including ticket information, and a revised date for Buatsi-Azeez will be communicated shortly.
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) October 17, 2023
“I’m devastated for this to happen on fight week,” revealed Azeez. “It still hasn’t sunk in. I’ve never had to withdraw from a fight in my career before. I want to apologize to all the fans, especially those travelling to the fight.
“I am also extremely sorry to my opponent Joshua Buatsi, to my promoter and to everyone involved who has worked so hard on this date. I hope this fight can be rescheduled as soon as possible.”
BREAKING: The undefeated all-British clash between #1 and #2 world ranked light heavyweights Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez has been postponed after Azeez suffered an injury in his final training session 🥊❌ pic.twitter.com/FLigQ1Wz3f
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 17, 2023