On May 6, Joshua Buatsi will face off against Pawel Stepien in a light heavyweight bout, as he aims to move closer to world title contention. Buatsi, who holds the number one ranking with the WBA, is on an impressive run of 16 straight wins as a professional. His last fight was a unanimous decision victory over fellow Brit Craig Richards in May 2022.
However, Buatsi will face a tough test in Stepien, who is also undefeated with a record of 18-0-1 and has stopped 12 of his opponents inside the distance.
The fight will take place at the Genting Arena in Birmingham and is expected to start at 10pm, following an undercard that will begin around 7pm. The undercard includes exciting bouts featuring Tyler Denny vs Macaulay McGowan, Ben Whitaker vs Jordan Grant, Kaisee Benjamin vs Sean McComb, Shakan Pitters vs Joel McIntyre, and Cori Gibbs vs Jimmy First.
The fight will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, and Sky Go customers can stream the entire fight card on their laptop or mobile devices. Fans can also sign up to NOW TV for a one-day membership priced at £11.98 or a monthly membership priced at £21 to access the live stream of the action.
Buatsi is aware of the importance of being dominant in every fight and making a statement when he steps in the ring. He has respect for Stepien and recognizes his opponent’s good amateur pedigree, including representing his country at a high level and recently preparing to fight Callum Smith.
This fight will be an exciting clash between two undefeated fighters, with Buatsi hoping to continue his winning streak and move closer to a world title shot.