Joshua Buatsi vs Marco Antonio Periban announced for Anthony Joshua’s undercard, June 1 in New York

24 May

Joshua Buatsi will look to secure his eleventh professional win against Marco Antonio Periban on June 1 in New York.

The British light-heavyweight champion will appear on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden as he is signed to AJ’s management company.

Joshua Buatsi won bronze at the 2016 Olympics

His opponent Periban is known to British fans as he was stopped by James DeGale in 2014. He has not fought since losing a decision to Avni Yildirim in 2017.

“I’m excited to be in the United States for the first time,” said Buatsi.

“There is so much history here with this venue, the greats have fought here and to be able to say I’ve boxed at Madison Square Garden this early in my career is an honour.

“I’ve had a great camp in Miami and I can’t wait to get started and put on a fantastic performance for all the fans.”