Undefeated and powerful heavyweight boxer of Nigerian descent David Adeleye, is gearing up for his second win of 2023 as he prepares to face Germany’s Emir Ahmatovic at York Hall, London on Saturday June, 9.
This highly anticipated bout will mark Adeleye’s first defense of the WBO European Heavyweight title. After securing the vacant WBO European Heavyweight title with a second-round stoppage victory over Dymtro Bezus in February, Adeleye aims to hand Ahmatovic his second career defeat, thus bolstering his chances of facing more established opponents in the future.
The 26-year-old pugilist, standing at an impressive 6 feet 4½ inches, has built an impeccable record, winning 10 out of his 11 career fights by knockout. He hopes to continue his knockout streak and make it 11 out of 12 when he steps into the ring against Ahmatovic at the same venue where he triumphed over Bezus.
Adeleye holds a significant physical advantage over Ahmatovic, boasting a height and reach advantage of 2½ inches and 6 centimeters, respectively. This advantageous edge could prove pivotal in their upcoming clash. However, Ahmatovic should not be underestimated, having secured victories in his last two fights by knockout against Adras Csomor and Hueseyin Akedemir.
Adeleye’s meteoric rise has garnered recognition from WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who has predicted a bright future for the British-born Nigerian boxer. Adeleye has also had the privilege of training with Anthony Joshua.
A successful outing against Ahmatovic would undoubtedly propel Adeleye closer to securing high-profile fights in his promising career.