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Joshua Buatsi: Calic is Solid Opponent, I Plan To Be Impressive

Rising Light-Heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi will make his long-awaited return to the ring on Sunday October 4 as he defends his WBA International Title against undefeated Croat Marko Calic, live on Sky Sports and DAZN.
 
Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Buatsi (12-0, 10 KOs) has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting talents in boxing having scored a series of eye-catching stoppage wins since turning pro in 2017, with many in the sport touting him as a future World Champion.

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The 27-year-old from Croydon hasn’t fought since he knocked out Canada’s Ryan Ford in seven rounds at The O2 in August last year and he will be aiming to relieve his itchy knuckles before targeting some of the bigger names in the red hot 175lbs division including former World Title challenger Callum Johnson.
 
Calic (11-0, 6 KOs) enjoyed a successful spell in the amateur code, beating his fellow countryman Alen Babic twice, as well as highly rated Welshman Kody Davies, before joining the professional ranks in September 2016 where he is undefeated in eleven fights. 
 
“I’m excited to have a fight date confirmed,” said Buatsi. “I haven’t boxed in over a year, so this has been a long time coming. I’m looking forward to going through the whole process of arriving at the venue, warming up, walking out and performing under those bright lights again.
 
“It has been very difficult adjusting my training whilst waiting for a fight date. It’s the first time it has happened to me as a professional to this extent, so it’s been an interesting period, but you just have to get on with it.
 
“Marko Calic is a solid opponent who will be coming to win. He’s very experienced in the amateur scene and was around on the circuit years before me. As always, I’m planning on impressing with my performance. Winning is everything. I want to get two fights in this year, starting with a win against Calic.”

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Comment by Mammoth on 09-18-2020

[QUOTE=BoloShot;20766491]Yeah that fight makes perfect sense. Mikhalkin is the step up he needs.[/QUOTE] Mikhalkin is fighting Callum Johnson then Johnson vs Buatsi. What Hearn is saying anyway....

Comment by BoloShot on 09-18-2020

[QUOTE=Urtain;20763411]They should keep to the plan of fighting Igor Mikhalkin for the EBU. Would cost much more to stage it?[/QUOTE] Yeah that fight makes perfect sense. Mikhalkin is the step up he needs.

Comment by Mammoth on 09-18-2020

Nah, Buatsi is gonna murder this guy

Comment by Kofine on 09-18-2020

Well I don't think Calic will win but I don't think he will be that bad and keep in mind he's bigger,stronger fighter.Buatsi says he will be impressive but I think he's going for a ride in this one and…

Comment by EnglishOxide on 09-17-2020

The guy beat Babic twice in the amateurs and at 6,3 is a big dude. If he's game it should be a good workout for Buatsi after a lengthy lay off. But if Buatsi is as good as Hearn keeps…

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