Ipswich, UK (October 6, 2023) - Anticipation is building for an explosive showdown between British heavyweights Fabio Wardley and David Adeleye, set to take place on Saturday, October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This high-stakes bout will be for the Commonwealth Heavyweight Boxing Title and is considered the top fight on a card.
Fabio Wardley, hailing from Ipswich, holds an impressive record of 16 wins, with 15 of those victories coming by way of knockout. In 2021, he secured the English championship title by delivering a first-round stoppage against Nick Webb. Wardley followed this up with another notable victory, earning British honors with a third-round TKO of Nathan Gorman in November. His most recent triumph came in April, with a fourth-round TKO over Michael Coffie.
David Adeleye, representing London, boasts a record of 12 wins, with 11 of those wins coming by knockout. He currently holds the title of WBO European Heavyweight Title, which he clinched by defeating the previously undefeated Dmytro Bezus at York Hall in February. Adeleye continued to make his mark by stopping Emir Ahmatovic in June.
Adeleye expressed his eagerness to compete on a global stage in Saudi Arabia, emphasizing his confidence calling himself best young heavyweight in the division.
The lead-up to this fight was not without drama, as both Adeleye and Wardley were involved in a heated brawl during what was supposed to be their press conference in London the previous month. The altercation resulted in Wardley sustaining cuts above his left eye and under his chin.
Wardley affirmed that he is physically fit and prepared for the fight, with a heightened desire to secure a knockout victory. He explained that such incidents only serve to fuel his determination and motivation, pushing him to train harder and be even more ready for the battle ahead.
With this much-anticipated matchup, boxing fans can expect fireworks when Wardley and Adeleye step into the ring on October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.