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In the main event bout for the UK boxing event on Peacock this weekend, Dan Azeez and Joshua Buatsi will be meeting each other in the ring for a highly-anticipated WBA world title eliminator match.
Buatsi’s schedule has shifted due to a back injury suffered by Azeez last year, making their original fight date in October get postponed until this weekend. Now with both men well rested, it’s time to make an Azeez vs Buatsi betting prediction.
Let’s take a close look at this light heavyweight top contender bout and see who has the best chance to win the bout. Computer boxing picks are made from analytics and an algorithm, but we will show you the technical reasons to bet on one of these guys as well.
|DAN AZZEZ vs JOSHUA BUATSI
|Location of the Game: OVO Arena Wembley, London, England, United Kingdom
|Date and Time: February 03, 2024 – 5 PM ET estimated ring walk
|Reason: Light Heavyweight Bout
|How to watch: Peacock
AI Betting Picks
|AI BETTING PICKS
|Over 10.5 rounds (-290)
|Dan Azeez (+300)
If you look at Azeez’s results lately on his record, he has been a lot more active than Buatsi. This Azeez vs Buatsi bout is going to be decided by who shows up on Saturday night in the best form physically and mentally.
Buatsi’s out-of-the-ring issues have been making UK boxing headlines for years now and it has become a factor in his performances now at the age of 30, assumingly. Boxing events like this one are what make the sport so great and make the UK domestic boxing scene thrive to this day.
This will be a big event for these two and it will come down to who will remain focused and implement their gameplan throughout 12 rounds of action.
The better athlete is Buatsi, but we are taking Azeez to outwork him and steal and break him down as the rounds go on. The Azeez vs Buatsi betting prediction is that Azeez will win on point, probably taking about 7 or 8 rounds on the scorecards. With not much value in Buatsi’s money line, this is an easy bet to make if you are looking for one in this main event.
Azeez vs Buatsi Betting Odds
The Azeez vs. Buatsi betting lines have Buatsi coming in as the sizeable -460 betting favorite this weekend. He is also +280 to win by KO and -122 to win by decision.
Azeez is bringing up the rear at +320 odds to win on Saturday night, along with +800 odds to win by KO and +580 to win by decision.
According to boxing odds, this bout as a whole to go to a decision is at -280. The over/under is at 10.5 rounds with the o10.5 line at -290. This matchup is also +1800 to end in a draw–something that isn’t as rare as you’d think at this level of boxing.
Azeez is a British professional boxer with a 20-0 record and 13 wins by KO so far. At 34 years old, Azeez is the only British light heavyweight to capture all the British Boxing Board of Control domestic titles. Before turning professional, he was also a very talented amateur, winning over 60 contests and taking home titles from the Box Cup tournament and ABA South of England.
Azeez is a 5’10” orthodox boxer with a 70” reach. He has a 65% KO rate and has completed a total of 129 professional rounds since making his debut in 2018. He is #2 in the WBA light heavyweight contender list and is the #6 light heavyweight according to The Ring.
Buatsi is a British professional boxer with a 17-0 record and 13 wins by KO. Before turning professional, he was a decorated amateur fighter; winning medals at the 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015 European Championships, and three medals at the English National Championships as a youth–including two gold medals.
Now at age 30, Buatsi is a 6’2” orthodox with a 74 ½” reach. He has a 76% KO rate and has completed 87 professional rounds since making his debut in 2017. He is also, the #1 WBA contender and the #5 light heavyweight at The Ring.