Joshua Buatsi signs for Boxxer

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  1. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
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    Really interesting interview from Boring Buatsi.

    He said Matchroom did have matching rights but they couldnt/didn't match everything that Sky offered. So Matchroom did lose out to Boxxer.

    He explained about matching rights. Sounds like he outsmarted Matchroom.
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  2. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    You probably forgot to tell that one of the conditions for him to take the fight against Bivol was that his contract with Matchroom would be extended and Buatsi didn´t want that.
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  3. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    Yes. Buatsi chose to go where he can make the most money. He is 30 years old and for the next 3 - 4 years he needs to secure himself financially for the rest of his life.
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  4. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    You can’t blame him, he would play second fiddle to their beloved Yarde if he went there. He’s made the right move to become a priority, which he wasn’t at Matchroom.
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  5. Sampneb

    Sampneb Active Member Full Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    He bottled the world title fight. Dress it up anyway you want.
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  6. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    If he beat Bivol he would have had the Canelo fight offered to him. If he lost I don’t think that condition would have been in place.
  7. Trafford

    Trafford Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    That was actually discussed. He’s gone from a platform that had fights with Bivol, Smith and Canelo as well as zurdo in big paydays and fights to fight against Azeez on Sky because apparently that fight would bring more eyeballs. He’s had a shocker and when he gets less to fight Bivol in 18 months time as a mando he’s going to even worse off.
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  8. ZiggerZagger

    ZiggerZagger Active Member Full Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    He already had this opportunity.
  9. Trafford

    Trafford Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    The offer from Matchroom was the bigger financial package as it contained £1.5m purse to fight Bivol which Sky's does not have. But one Platform guaranteed him a PPV fight the other did not guarantee it
  10. Norsemen

    Norsemen New Member Full Member

    Feb 26, 2022
    Blimey, unless he pulls Canelo who on earth would pay PPV Buatsi.
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  11. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    The idea that fighting on sky automatically will give him major exposure is kinda silly. The most important thing is live fights. The wrong opponents will not see huge exposure as that's not how boxing on sky works.

    The ratings fluctuate depending on the fights
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  12. kevinreid001

    kevinreid001 Punchdrunk101 Full Member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Just wants paid hight to fight absolutely nobody's. Waste of a career and clearly isn't as good as thinks he is or you would want win world titles take on best etc he has shown no willingness whatsoever in doing that
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  13. BoxingAddick

    BoxingAddick Active Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2021
    Its a little bit more nuanced than that though isnt it, that was EH offer to keep him if he believes he can get the same fights or a title shot with BOXXER for more money why wouldnt he take it ?
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  14. MantraNo10

    MantraNo10 New Member banned Full Member

    Feb 27, 2023
    Terrible decision. No balls, only interested in taking the easiest route to a title possible.

    I hope Azeez smashes him
  15. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    F me this kid can spout some **** tbh, the bottom line is he doesnt want the tough fights. These young fighters trying to adopt the Mayweather strategy, when they havent earned it. Mayweather fough through a few wars early on and got himself in a postion to have freedom and choices later on in his career. These kids want to do it from the start! Buatsi promised alot but utimately has wasted his career.