Joshua Buatsi vs. Dan Azeez undercard: Complete list of fights before main event in 2024 boxing match

Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez compete for light heavyweight bragging rights on February 3. The former defends the British and Commonwealth light heavyweight titles in Wembley Arena in a fight that will air on Sky Sports in the U.K. and Peacock in the U.S.

Buatsi (17-0) turned pro in 2017. In 2019, he beat Liam Conroy for the British light heavyweight title and has since taken out the likes of Ryan Ford, Ricards Bolotniks, and Craig Richards. The London-based boxer-puncher defected from Matchroom Boxing to BOXXER in May and defeated Pawel Stepien.

Azeez (20-0) turned pro in 2017. He won the English light heavyweight title against Lawrence Osueke in 2019 and the Commonwealth light heavyweight title in 2022 against Rocky Fielding. “Super” believes his status in boxing will be elevated with a win.

“It’s an eliminator, so hopefully the winner should be fighting for a world title. I see myself as fringe and this is my opportunity to say, ‘Yes, I am.’” Azeez told Boxing Scene. “I wouldn’t say he’s world-class, and I think the resume might prove otherwise, but he’s an Olympian. He should be [world-class], but personally, I just believe that me beating him puts me in that realm. I can start talking about fighting for world titles.

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“I’m not somebody who likes to slither their way into the right position at the right time. I always like to earn my spot and earn my keep. It gives me that confidence to be where I am.

Outside of the main event, there are other title fights, while several young competitors look to advance their careers. Here’s a breakdown of the entire Joshua Buatsi vs. Dan Azeez undercard. 

Joshua Buatsi vs. Dan Azeez undercard

Adam Azim vs. Enock Poulsen

  • Division/Weight: Super Lightweight
  • Azim record: 10-0
  • Poulsen record
  • Belts at stake: European super lightweight title 

Adam Azim defends the European super lightweight title against Enock Poulsen.

Azim (10-0) is a ten-time national champion and turned pro in 2020. “The Assassin” has won all but three fights via knockout. His last contest was in November when he beat Franck Petitjean for the European title. 

Poulsen (14-0) turned pro in 2016. Born in Zambia, the 31-year-old last fought in October when he beat Mirko Marchetti via decision. 

Caroline Dubois vs. TBA

  • Division/Weight: Lightweight
  • Dubois record: 8-0
  • TBA record: TBA
  • Belts at stake: N/A 

Caroline Dubois faces an opponent TBA.

The 23-year-old Dubois (8-0) is a former 2018 Youth Olympics gold medalist and turned pro in 2022. The sister of heavyweight contender Daniel Dubois, Caroline has won all but three fights via knockout. “Sweet Caroline” last fought in September, beating Magali Rodriguez via unanimous decision.

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Viddal Riley vs. Nick Parpa

  • Division/Weight: Cruiserweight
  • Riley record: 10-0
  • Parpa record: 11-1
  • Belts at stake: English cruiserweight title 

Viddal Riley defends the English cruiserweight title against Nick Papa.

A 2013 European Junior Championships silver medalist, Riley (10-0) turned pro in 2018. The 26-year-old is known for sparring with KSI before the YouTuber faced Logan Paul. His last fight was a win in September against Nathan Quarless for the English cruiserweight title. 

Parpa (11-1) turned pro in 2015. “Nightmare” lost against Vasil Ducar in 2017 and is currently on a seven-fight win streak. His last fight was a points win over Perry Howe in November.

Ben Whittaker vs. Khalid Graidia

  • Division/Weight: Light Heavyweight
  • Whittaker record: 5-0
  • Graidia record: 10-13-5
  • Belts at stake: N/A 

Finally, Ben Whittaker faces Khalid Graidia.

Whittaker (5-0) is a 2020 Olympic silver medalist. “The Surgeon” turned pro in 2022 and won two fights in 2023. His last contest was a TKO win over Stiven Leonetti Dredhaj in December. He has won all but one fight via knockout.

Graidia (10-13-5) turned pro in 2012. The 41-year-old is 1-4-1 in his last six fights, with his last contest being a draw against Nabil Kacel in January.

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When is Joshua Buatsi vs. Dan Azeez? 

Joshua Buatsi vs. Dan Azeez is on February 3. The main card starts at 7 p.m. local time, or 2 p.m. ET, with the main event scheduled for around 10:15 p.m. local time, or 5:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, February 3 2 p.m. ET 5:15 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, February 3 11 a.m. PT 2:15 p.m. PT
UK and Ireland Saturday, February 3 7 p.m. GMT 10:15 p.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, February 4 6 a.m. AEDT

9:15 a.m. AEDT

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How to watch Joshua Buatsi vs. Dan Azeez

Region TV channel Live streaming
USA Peacock
Canada TBA
UK and Ireland Sky Sports
Australia TBA

The fight will air on Sky Sports in the U.K. and Peacock in the U.S.


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