Press Release: British light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi (12-0)i will face Australian gatekeeper Renold Quinlan (12-3) at The O2 in London on December 22nd, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US. Buatsi is already 5-0 in 2018, including first-round destructions of Andrejs Pokumeiko and Tony Averlant in his last two fights. The 25-year-old Buatsi hopes Quinaln, a former IBO super middleweight champion who holds a win over ex-middleweight champion Daniel Geale, wiill take him rounds.
December 22nd will be Quinlan’s second fight in the UK, as he took Chris Eubank Jr. ten rounds when they clashed at the Olympia last year. “Renold Quinlan is a good solid fighter,” said Buatsi.“I’m hoping that he will give me the rounds that I need because my last two fights have gone early. He’s a very tough man and a proud Australian, he’ll be coming to fight. This isn’t about the title, it’s about getting the experience under my belt and pushing on.”
“I’ve seen bits of Buatsi and he’s nothing special,” said Quinlan. “He hasn’t fought anyone like me yet and I can’t wait to give him a great fight. I’m delighted to be returning to the UK on such a big card and I’ll be putting on a great performance for all my UK fans.”
Buatsi vs. Quinlan is part of a huge night of boxing in London that sees heavyweight rivals Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora rematch their December 2016 war; Charlie Edwards gets a second shot at a world title when he challenges Cristofer Rosales for WBC flyweight honors; David Price and Tom Little meet in a must-win heavyweight clash; and British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh puts his Lonsdale belt on the line against Watford’s Reece Bellotti.