Dan Azeez has been cleared to return to motion early within the New Yr for his rescheduled British battle with Joshua Buatsi.
Azeez was compelled to withdraw from a scheduled light-heavyweight conflict with Buatsi final month attributable to a again damage. However BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom has confirmed the Lewisham fighter will now be match to combat from mid January.
Buatsi was attributable to field pal and former sparring associate, turned rival Azeez on October 21 in a significant occasion in London, however Azeez needed to withdraw on the week of the combat.
“For me the 2 largest fights that we have had on this nation this 12 months have been Eubank-Smith, one and two, on British soil. For me that [Buatsi vs Azeez] was the third largest combat on this nation,” Shalom mentioned.
“The best way it constructed and the curiosity that it generated and the devastation when it was off was felt throughout British boxing. I feel that reveals whenever you’ve bought an actual large combat and I feel it should be all the larger for it.
“Each fighters have needed to endure quite a bit when it comes to the delay in that combat. I am simply actually excited for them getting again within the ring.
“That combat will likely be introduced imminently.”
Azeez had picked up the damage in his closing coaching session and has needed to pull out of his headliner with simply 4 days to go after being suggested in opposition to competing by medical doctors.
“I used to be having my final actual laborious session and after the session I might really feel a ache in my decrease again, and it bought worse and worse from there,” Azeez beforehand instructed Sky Sports activities.
“I assumed I might be capable to take some painkillers however the restriction, I could not transfer the best way I wanted to maneuver, each standing up and sitting down. I used to be not clear to field after that.
“I have been in fights the place you get accidents. I assumed it was simply one other niggle and I had just a few days till the combat, nevertheless it simply bought worse and worse to the purpose the place I could not transfer and that is when it was regarding for me.”
Buatsi and extra lately Azeez have held the British light-heavyweight title. Buatsi is an Olympic medallist whereas Azeez has additionally received the European title. They’ve risen by the ranks to be ranked No 1 and No 2 with the WBA.
They are going to now set their shared previous apart to pursue their ambitions and combat one another to earn the world title shot they each crave.
The query as to which ones will proceed their advance will likely be determined quickly, after they combat early within the New Yr.