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Start time, undercard, talkSPORT commentary and how to follow – ‘Just Business’ aims to secure world title shot

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May 6, 2023
Start time, undercard, talkSPORT commentary and how to follow – 'Just Business' aims to secure world title shot

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Joshua Buatsi will look to move a step closer to world title contention when he returns to action against Pawel Stepien this weekend.

‘Just Business’ hasn’t fought since he beat fellow Brit Craig Richards via unanimous decision last May.

Buatsi is an unbeaten British contender at light-heavyweight, though he is yet to fight at world level

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Buatsi is an unbeaten British contender at light-heavyweight, though he is yet to fight at world level

Buatsi is the number one ranked light-heavyweight with the WBA and is on a run of 16 straight wins as a professional.

But he’ll face a tough test in fellow undefeated fighter Stepien.

The Polish boxer (18-0-1) is on a similarly impressive run of his own and has stopped 12 of his opponents inside the distance.

Buatsi vs Stepien: talkSPORT coverage 

This light heavyweight bout will take place on Saturday, May 6 and is being held at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. 

The undercard is expected to get going around 7pm with the main event ringwalks set to be later at around 10pm.

talkSPORT will have live commentary of the fight.

Our expert team will be made up of presenters Adam Catterall and Gareth A Davies, commentator John Rawling and former super-bantamweight champion Spencer Oliver.

Our coverage will start on talkSPORT 2 at 7pm before moving to talkSPORT at 9pm for the main event.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Buatsi vs Stepien: TV channel and live stream

The fight will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting on the former at 7pm.

Sky Go customers will be able to stream the entire fight card through their laptop or mobile devices.

You can also sign up to NOW TV to access the live stream of the action. 

A one-day membership is available for only £11.98 while a monthly membership will cost £21 per month. 

Buatsi is ready for his comeback in May

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Buatsi is ready for his comeback in May


Buatsi vs Stepien: Undercard

Subject to change

  • MAIN EVENT: Joshua Buatsi vs Pawel Stepien
  • Lauren Price vs Kirstie Bavington
  • Ben Whittaker vs Jordan Grant
  • Tyler Denny vs Macaulay McGowan
  • Kaisee Benjamin vs Sean McComb (McComb wins by unanimous decision)
  • Cori Gibbs vs Jimmy First (Gibbs wins on points)
  • Shakan Pitters vs Joel McIntyre (Pitters wins on points)

Buatsi has the pedigree to challenge the very best

Buatsi has the pedigree to challenge the very best

Buatsi vs Stepien: What has been said?

“Every time I step in the aim is to be dominant,” Buatsi told Sky Sports. “It’s always my aim. That’s the sport that we’re in.

“I’m not much of a trashtalker,” he added. “I’m quite aware that when I get in the ring this is my time to actually make a statement.

“I’m very much aware that when it’s time to fight I always have to show up.”

“He boxed at a good level for his country. I saw a bout of him in the World Series of Boxing,” Buatsi said of Stepien.

“For me I think to represent a country or a nation at that level, you must have been good for them to choose you. So I think he’s someone who’s got good amateur pedigree and recently he was meant to fight Callum Smith.

“So if you’re willing to fight the likes of Smith and being in camp already for that fight, which was meant to be earlier on [in March] then he’ll be in good shape. I think he’s a good opponent.”

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