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Buffer talks Joshua/Whyte, Fury

Michael Buffer is heading to London to introduce a huge night of action at The O2 on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Hall of Fame MC returns to the Greenwich venue to call the fighters to the ring for the huge Heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua MBE and Dillian Whyte, and the WBA World Middleweight title eliminator between Chris Eubank Jr. and Spike O’Sullivan.

Buffer will also introduce the main event fighters at Friday’s weigh-in at The Indigo O2 before a stacked bill thrills the sold-out arena – and the American cannot wait to take his ringside seat for the night.


“Once again, I am looking forward to visiting London and another great evening of world-class boxing at The O2,” said Buffer. “I was looking at the list of fights and it may be one of the most solid line-ups from top to bottom I’ve ever seen. There’s the two British Olympic gold medallists Anthony Joshua MBE and Luke Campbell MBE along with standouts, Chris Eubanks Jr., Tony Bellew, Kevin Mitchell and Paulie Malignaggi. This is a fight fan’s dream night of boxing.

“The headliner of course is Heavyweight Anthony Joshua as he takes on the undefeated Dillian ‘The Villain’ Whyte in a twelve rounder for the vacant British title along with AJ’s Commonwealth and WBC International belts. This is going to be Joshua’s toughest opponent to date. It’s a matchup of power punching big men and each will tip the scales at around 240 plus pounds.

“Everyone tells me Whyte has no fear and he’s been on a knockout binge himself with eleven straight wins inside the distance. Of course, we all know about Joshua’s pro record which is a rampage of 14 wins, all by KO, in his 14 pro fights. I don’t think this fight will disappoint the fans as most believe it won’t go the final bell. We just need a referee that will count to count to ten.

“With Tyson Fury now holding the World Heavyweight title, this fight figures to give the winner an inside track to what must be considered an eventual monster all British contest for the most prominent championship in all of sports. The thought of that boggles the mind.

“A personal highlight, for me, will be seeing my cast mate from the movie Creed, Tony Bellew. The fans are going to love him in that movie as he is prominently featured and turns in a great performance.

“This will my first chance to introduce Chris Eubank Jr. and as I’ve known his dad for so long it’s going to be a real treat as he faces Spike O’Sullivan in battle of top tier Middleweights.”

Joshua vs. Whyte and Eubank Jr. vs. O’Sullivan head an action packed bill in London.

Kevin Mitchell meets Ismael Barroso for the WBA Interim Lightweight title with the winner facing newly crowned WBA supremo Anthony Crolla, Liverpool Cruiserweight favourite Tony Bellew faces Mateusz Masternak, Josh Warrington defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Jorge Sanchez, Joshua’s fellow Olympic gold medal hero Luke Campbell MBE defends his WBC International Lightweight title against Yvan Mendy and Paulie Malignaggi challenges Gianluca Branco for the European Welterweight title..

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