Meet the supporting cast for Buatsi vs Richards this weekend
Ahead of the big London derby between Croydon's Joshua Buatsi and Crystal Palace's Craig Richards this Saturday at the O2 Arena, we take a look at the stars looking to also put on a clinic, including a world title fight, as they raise the curtain of a big night of boxing live on DAZN.
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The undercard has the world title attraction of WBC and IBF super lightweight world champion Chantelle Cameron defending her gold against the experienced Victoria Noelia Bustos. Cameron is on the road to undisputed in her division and has her sights set on Kali Reis, who holds the two pieces missing from Cameron's undisputed puzzle. Cameron won the WBC belt back in 2020, as she lifted the vacant strap following a shutout victory over Adriana dos Santos Araujo. Last time out, Cameron added the IBF belt to her mantle as she outboxed Mary McGee over 10 rounds.
Bustos could prove a banana skin on Cameron's route to undisputed, as she is a former world champion and has shared the ring with some of the biggest names in female boxing, including Katie Taylor and Cecelia Braekhus.
The ever exciting Alen Babic returns on this card, but has opted to switch to the new bridgerweight division, as he faces off with Adam Balski for the WBC Silver bridgerweight title. Babic always brings fireworks, but has been susceptible for getting caught, that was shown last time out when he appeared hurt against David Spilmont before getting the knockout victory.
Balski, who posesses a 16-1 record, will be a new challenge for Babic at bridgerweight, bringing an interesting dynamic as Balski is stepping up from cruiserweight, while Babic is stepping down from heavyweight.
Robbie Davies Jr will be looking to build on his impressive knockout victory over Hank Lundy last time out. Davies Jr defends his WBA Continental super lightweight title against Javier Molina. Molina is coming of the back of two losses, one of which came against former world champion Jose Pedraza, so expect Molina to give his best efforts to stop his losing streak.
Ellie Scotney faces her toughest test yet as she faces off with former bantamweight world champion Maria Cecilia Roman. Roman is a name that should be fresh in the memory of UK fans, as she fought Ebanie Bridges in Leeds back in March. Promoter Eddie Hearn believes a world title will come next for Scotney if she can pick up a win here.
Tokyo 2020 Olympian Cheavon Clarke returns for his second pro fight. Clarke produced a perfect debut knockout, and has gained a big profile since as Eddie Hearn dropped his name as a potential opponent for Jake Paul.
Cyrus Pattinson and John Hedges look to extend their unbeaten records this weekend in London as they both make their returns to the ring. Finally, Shiloh Defreitas will look to shine on the big stage yeat again following a big performance last time out at Alexandra Palace.