Joshua Buatsi’s British battle with Dan Azeez this weekend has been postponed after Azeez suffered a again harm in his closing coaching session.
Buatsi had been set to face Azeez in an important light-heavyweight conflict at The O2 on Saturday night time, dwell on Sky Sports activities, however docs have dominated that Azeez is unable to battle resulting from a trapped nerve in his again.
Additional particulars on Saturday’s occasion, together with ticket info, and a revised date for Buatsi-Azeez might be communicated shortly.
“I am devastated for this to occur on battle week,” stated Azeez.
“It nonetheless hasn’t sunk in. I’ve by no means needed to withdraw from a battle in my profession earlier than. I need to apologise to all of the followers, particularly these travelling to the battle. I’m additionally extraordinarily sorry to my opponent Joshua Buatsi, to my promoter and to everybody concerned who has labored so onerous on this date. I hope this battle could be rescheduled as quickly as doable.”
BOXXER founder and CEO Ben Shalom stated: “It is powerful to take for everybody concerned.
“I do know that Dan would do something to be within the ring on Saturday night time and for this to occur at this stage is devastating. Nevertheless, the well being and security of our fighters should come first.
“My coronary heart goes out to Dan and Joshua, who’ve each accomplished powerful camps, and to the followers, with greater than 10,000 having made preparations to return on Saturday. We’ll present an replace on the remainder of the cardboard and talk a revised date for Buatsi-Azeez as quickly as doable.”