Hard-hitting British-born undefeated heavyweight boxer, David Adeleye will be eying a 10th career knockout win when he takes on Ukraine’s Dmytro Bezuz for the vacant WBO European heavyweight title at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on February 17, 2023.
Both fighters will be putting their unbeaten statuses on the line when they go into the ring in the heavyweight main event in London.
Born to Nigerian parents, Adeleye (26) who stands at 6ft 4in has won nine of his 10 fights via knockouts with his only win via points coming against Kamil Sokołowski in April 2021. His opponent Bezuz who stands at 6ft 6in and has a reach of 199 cm compared to Adeleye’s 194 cm is also unbeaten in 10 professional fights. However, only five of the wins are by way of knockout.
Despite having a reach advantage over Adeleye, Bezuz who is 33 also has vast knowledge of kickboxing and Muay Thai, however, Adeleye who has a more impressive boxing record will be hoping to overcome the Ukrainian and win his first career boxing title.
Adeleye who holds a Business Management degree from the University of Wolverhampton has been praised as the future of the heavyweight division by current WBC champion Tyson Fury in a 2022 interview with BT Sport.
“David Adeleye is the future of this division,” Fury said on BT Sport Boxing’s Chatterbox. “I told him the other night in the changing rooms, ‘you’ve got to believe in yourself Dave, because you’re going to take over the division’.”
Although he’s yet to have a major fight under his belt, Adeleye has been able to spar with the best in the division on several occasions.
“He’s great at sparring. Very, very good sparring,” Fury said of Adeleye. “If he was no good to me, then I wouldn’t bring him into my training camps. He gives excellent work, so I keep bringing him in, ever since the second Wilder fight.”