Joshua Buatsi vs Pawel Stepien: Everything You Need To Know

We've got you covered ahead of a big night of boxing in Birmingham this weekend
13:01, 02 May 2023

Joshua Buatsi continues his climb towards a world title shot this weekend when he takes on Pawel Stepien in Birmingham. 

Buatsi is the number one rated light heavyweight with the WBA and has won all 16 of his fights since turning pro, but Stepien is also undefeated and will provide the former Olympian with one of the toughest tests of his career to date. 

Here’s everything you need to know about a top night of boxing in the Second City. 

Where: Genting Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom 

When: Saturday, May 6th 

How To Watch: Sky Sports. The main card will get underway at 7pm BST and ringwalks for Buatsi vs Stepien are expected at approximately 10pm. 

Tale Of The Tape:


Place Of Birth: Accra, Ghana

Residence: Croydon, London, United Kingdom 

Age: 30

Alias: Just Business

Record: 16-0 (13) 

Height: 6’2’’

Reach: 74½’’ 

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Buatsi claimed a unanimous decision win over Craig Richards, 17-3-1 (10), at the O2 Arena last May. 


Place Of Birth: Szczecin, Poland

Residence: Szczecin, Poland

Age: 32

Alias: N/A

Record: 18-0-1 (12)

Height: 6’2’’

Reach: 75’’ 

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Stepien beat Georgia’s Iago Kiziria, 6-7 (5), by unanimous decision in Mragowo, Poland in August. 

What They Say:

Buatsi: Every time I step in the aim is to be dominant. It’s always my aim. That’s the sport that we’re in.

“I’m not much of a trashtalker. I’m quite aware that when I get in the ring this is my time to actually make a statement.

“I’m very much aware that when it’s time to fight I always have to show up.” [Sky Sports]

Full Fight Card:

Joshua Buatsi v Pawel Stepien, light heavyweight

Sean McComb v Kaisee Benjamin, WBO European super lightweight title

Lauren Price v Kirstie Bavington, BBBofC British welterweight title 

Tyler Denny v Macaulay McGowan, middleweight

Cori Gibbs v Jimmy First, lightweight

Shakan Pitters v Joel McIntyre, light heavyweight

Ben Whittaker v Jordan Grant, light heavyweight

Danny Quartermaine v TBA, super featherweight

Betfred Odds:

Buatsi: 1/16

Stepien: 9/1

Draw: 18/1

Betfred's Buatsi vs Stepien Fight Odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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