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Buatsi planning Yarde bout

16th May 2018, 19:32 by Tom Hill

Former Team GB boxer Joshua Buatsi has revealed he would like to step up and fight Anthony Yarde in a domestic battle.

The 2016 Olympic bronze medallist has cruised through his first six fights since turning professional in the summer of 2017.

He was last in action against France's Stephane Cuevas on May 5 but Buatsi is hoping to step up in class.

The light heavyweight star is hoping to impress before the end of the year and he has revealed he is planning to fight fellow Brit Yarde, who has 14 KOs in 15 fights.

Buatsi told Sky Sports: "The public want me to go against Yarde. It's a fight in demand so that is the one I want.

"It's good because the public interest is there, everyone is calling for it. I know that it's one that will captivate and intrigue fans so let's get it on.

"We have both been matched well and guided appropriately so far and this would be a great test for us to see where we are really at in our careers. The fans are the ones who would benefit most.

"These are the match-ups you need in boxing. Ultimately, we will only know what happens once we fight, but all I will say is that the ring reveals the truth - it's very real and different once you're in there, just the two of you.

"Buatsi is coming for you."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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