- Anthony Yarde is in discussions to face the victor of the Buatsi vs. Azeez bout.
- Buatsi and Azeez are set to clash on 21 October, aiming for a shot at Dmitry Bivol’s WBA world title.
- Yarde marked his return with a notable win over Jorge Silva.
- Both Buatsi and Azeez are undefeated, elevating the stakes for their matchup.
British light-heavyweight contender, Anthony Yarde, has his sights set on a significant future bout. After a commanding performance against Jorge Silva, he’s now eager to challenge the winner of the highly-anticipated face-off between Dan Azeez and Joshua Buatsi.
"I feel like it needs to happen"
Anthony Yarde wants to fight Joshua Buatsi or Dan Azeez next year 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7vhEWrcCls
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) September 26, 2023
The Upcoming Buatsi vs. Azeez Clash
On 21 October, the boxing community will focus on London, where Buatsi and Azeez are set to compete. This match isn’t just another fight—it’s the final eliminator for Dmitry Bivol’s coveted WBA world title. Both undefeated fighters, Azeez and Buatsi are not just battling for pride; they’re competing for an elevated status in the boxing world.
BUATSI VS AZEEZ. BRING IT ON 🔥 🙌 pic.twitter.com/WkubWjz4Ny
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) September 22, 2023
Yarde’s Triumphant Return
Anthony Yarde is on a high. Just last weekend, he showcased his prowess by defeating Jorge Silva in merely two rounds. This was his first bout since facing off against world champion Artur Beterbiev earlier in the year. At 32, Yarde has twice aimed for a world title in the light-heavyweight category and has expressed keen interest in facing Buatsi in the coming year.
Reflecting on his recent victory, Yarde said,
“I want the Buatsi fight. He first needs to overcome Dan Azeez, who is undoubtedly a tough competitor.”
The Stakes for Buatsi and Azeez
For both Buatsi, 30, and Azeez, 34, this fight holds special significance. While the two south Londoners share a bond of friendship, they understand the professional stakes involved. The winner not only gains bragging rights but also inches closer to a potential challenge for Bivol’s WBA title.
🥊 Big #Boxing Soon 🥊
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— BOX.LIVE (@boxIive) September 26, 2023
Buatsi acknowledged the gravity of the situation, stating,
“While there’s no title, the real prize is the final eliminator. Despite our friendship, we know what’s on the line in this fight.”
In conclusion, the boxing world is brimming with excitement. With Yarde waiting in the wings and the Buatsi vs. Azeez bout on the horizon, fans have much to look forward to.