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Why Joshua Buatsi’s move to Sky Sports under Boxxer banner could be a game changer

British light-heavyweight boxer Joshua Buatsi has decided to part ways with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom stable and sign with Ben Shalom’s Boxxer to fight on Sky Sports. Buatsi’s decision to leave DAZN in order to fight on national television was driven by his desire for people to easily access and watch his fights. He stated that he wants everyone to be able to tune in and watch him fight, without having to download an app or enter personal details.

Buatsi has had a successful career so far, winning all of his 16 fights and securing a British title. Despite being offered over £1m by Hearn to fight Dmitry Bivol for his WBA light heavyweight title, Buatsi is more focused on becoming a mandatory challenger rather than taking a voluntary shot. He wants to work his way up the rankings and be in a position where he can challenge for a title whenever the opportunity arises.

Buatsi’s first fight with Boxxer is set to take place on May 6 in Birmingham, and he is excited to put on a show for his fans. He plans to head back to the United States to train with Virgil Hunter, who has been his coach since 2019.

Buatsi’s decision to switch to Boxxer has created anticipation among boxing fans, and it will be interesting to see how he performs in his upcoming fights. With his talent and determination, Buatsi has the potential to become a world champion and cement his place as one of the best light-heavyweights in the world.


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