Thrilling light-heavyweight Joshua Buatsi headlines a Matchroom card towards the additionally unbeaten Marko Calic on the Marshall Enviornment in Milton Keynes on Sunday.
There may be additionally an English middleweight title on the road as champion Linus Udofia defends towards John Harding Jr and Chantelle Cameron has a shot on the vacant WBC super-lightweight tile towards Ariana Araujo.
Eddie Hearn has put collectively a good card that’s headed up by among the finest prospects in world boxing in Buatsi.
talkSPORT have been fortunate sufficient to remain within the Matchroom bubble forward of the occasion and communicate to all of the fighters forward of the cardboard.
John Hedges Vs Jan Ardon
Matchroom’s 18 yr outdated prodigy Hedges makes his skilled debut this weekend and it’s anticipated the 6ft 5ins tremendous middleweight will dispatch Czech Ardon, a person who has a report of two wins and 4 losses.
“In fact I’ve received nerves,” Hedges mentioned. “On the finish of the day, I’m nonetheless an 18-year-old boy, I nonetheless get my nerves, however I’ve received a powerful mindset, I’ve received a objective and nothing goes to cease me from reaching that.
“I imagine my character comes out in my boxing. I’m fairly a bubbly particular person and also you see me take possibilities, I take dangers, I’m not a security fighter. I do what I do good and I feel I take some beating,” Hedges mentioned.
Aqib Fiaz Vs Kane Baker
The narrative of this struggle is the actual fact it was meant to occur at Battle Camp about six weeks in the past and Fiaz pulled out sick on the final minute after failing to make the load.
On the time, Baker accused Fiaz of feigning sickness in an emotional interview. Now the struggle has been made, there may be undoubtedly a bit of additional spice between the pair.
“I’m simply previous caring if he was [sick or not],” Baker mentioned. “I used to be fearful once I mentioned all of that and I didn’t imagine it as a result of the struggle wasn’t occurring.
“Now that the struggle is occurring, it’s put to the again of my thoughts. Perhaps he did have a little bit of concern, who is aware of? Solely he’ll know that. Somebody did message me and say he wouldn’t struggle me as a result of his brother wasn’t there. And his brother wasn’t there.
“However, the identical particular person messaged me and mentioned ‘I guess his brother is there this time’ and he’s! So possibly he wants his brother, who is aware of!”
Linus Udofia Vs John Harding Jr – English Middleweight title
Managed by Dillian Whyte, Harding Jr has had one shot on the English middleweight title earlier than and got here up simply quick, however he’s picked himself again up, grabbed a win, and now has one other shot.
Udofia has a pristine report after 15 fights with seven stoppages alongside the way in which. He’s claimed Harding Jr’s camp didn’t need this struggle, however now it’s on there’s undoubtedly a chew to this contest.
“I’m not making an attempt to downplay him, however I don’t concern him,” Harding Jr mentioned. “I feel he most likely thinks I’m the better possibility and he’s cherry-picked quite a bit.
“So, for him to say it’s a 50/50 struggle and he’s somebody that’s had extra fights than me, you’ll by no means see Linus struggle somebody who’s had 20 fights or push to struggle Liam Williams, something like that. I’d.
“That’s the distinction between me and him and that’s what it’ll be on Sunday. Why am I so assured? As a result of I do know that I’ve put that onerous work in. I really feel nice.”
Alen Babic Vs Niall Kennedy
On account of his ‘Savage’ alter-ego, Babic has turn out to be a favorite among the many followers early doorways. The Croatian can get nasty when he must and Irishman Kennedy might nicely really feel the power on Sunday.
That is solely Babic’s fifth skilled struggle, however he has received all 4 of his earlier contests through knockout and it’s broadly anticipated that development will proceed Sunday.
“He’s sluggish,” Babic mentioned, virtually factually. “I actually don’t suppose he can do something to me. He’s by no means operated at this stage, I feel this will probably be his hardest struggle.
“Does anybody know anybody he has fought? No? See, no one is aware of! I couldn’t even discover his fights on YouTube. There aren’t any fights.
“I don’t suppose he’s a terrific boxer, I feel he’s common at finest. I’ll cease him.”
Chantelle Cameron Vs Adriana Araujo
That is the world alternative Cameron has been in search of and after signing with Eddie Hearn, she has it in her very first struggle underneath the Matchroom umbrella.
Cameron is unbeaten in 12 outings, however so is her Brazilian foe Araujo with six wins and one knockout.
“Throughout this coaching camp, I really feel like I’ve turn out to be a greater boxer,” Cameron insisted. “As an alternative of specializing in my energy and strolling folks down, I’ve truly focused on my approach and I actually really feel like I’ve gotten higher.
“I’m going to say I get a factors win. If I am going in search of a stoppage, it’ll take me off my recreation plan so I’m not going to say a stoppage, but when it comes, I’ll be comfortable.
“If I land, I’ll damage damage – however I feel factors.”
Joshua Buatsi Vs Marko Calic
Everybody expects Buatsi to achieve the higher echelons of the light-heavyweight division. That is one other step on the way in which to that world title competition that certainly looms.
Nevertheless, Calic is an unbeaten power in his personal proper and a person who fought at heavyweight within the amateurs. Actually, he holds two victories over his compatriot on the cardboard, Babic.
“It’s hit and don’t get hit, but when I have to struggle fireplace with fireplace towards Buatsi, I’ll,” Calic mentioned.
“We’ll see the way it goes. It doesn’t make sense to struggle bums, so why not struggle one of the best? I’m all the time able to struggle one of the best and that’s what I’ll do Sunday.”
Buatsi isn’t one for trash speak or something like that. The Olympic bronze medallist is much extra fascinated about displaying his work.
“For me, it’s all the time enterprise. I’ll respect my opponent main as much as the struggle, however after we’re in there, I’ll do what I’ve to do. After the struggle, it’s all cool. We are able to have respect.
“However nothing will get in the way in which of me doing what I have to do. I really feel like I’m on my journey to the world title image and that is one other hurdle – an unbeaten one – that I’ve to and do take critically. I’m totally motivated.”
Watch this card go down this Sunday (October 4) on Sky Sports activities for Buatsi V Calic from 7pm.