A decade-long friendship will be put to one side on Saturday, October 21st when top light-heavyweights Joshua Buatsi (17-0, 13 KO’s) and ‘Super’ Dan Azeez (19-0, 13 KO’s) meet in storied London arena The O2 in an unbeaten all-domestic clash.


Airing live and exclusively on Sky Sports, the BOXXER: BUATSI VS AZEEZ - PATHS COLLIDE main event sees two friends turn rivals for an all-business clash between two top fighters in their prime and ready to lay it all in the line. 


Although both fighters started their journey in the same South London amateur boxing club, two very different paths have set them on a collision course next month.


Buatsi turned professional bathed in the glow of a bronze medal won for Team GB at the 2016 Olympics, while Azeez - having chosen to focus on first completing his finance degree - eventually entered the professional ranks at the bottom of small-hall cards. 


Azeez’s hard road to the top has made him a record-setter: he is the only light-heavyweight in British boxing history to have won every British Boxing Board of Control domestic title in the hierarchy, from area title through to national, British and Commonwealth.


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