The bout is the second of five heavyweight bouts on the Saudi Riyadh Boxing Festival’s FightCard on Saturday, October 28, between WBC champion Tyson Fury and former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, which Boxen1 will report on as part of the bout. From their initial reports
Fabio Wardley vs. David Adele is the fight that – if it took place in England – would sell out every 20,000-capacity venue within a few hours.
Fabio Wardley seems not too impressed with David Adele: “I think I’ve definitely proven a lot. What he’s achieved so far is a given. I’ve been in these situations. I’ve been in these moments. I can’t wait to meet him in the ring.”
Fabio Wardley (16-0-0, 15 KO) is undefeated in his 16 fights so far. He has a KO rate of 93.75%, which speaks volumes. Wardley is ranked 11th in the WBA world rankings, and David Adelaye is ranked 9th in the WBO world rankings.
In an exclusive interview with TNT Sports, which is broadcasting his fight live in England for £24.90, Fabio Wardley set his sights on some of the world’s biggest sporting stars, including football icon Cristiano Ronaldo who made a statement accepting the fight on 28 October. Against David Adele in Saudi Arabia.
The highly anticipated Boxing Night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is expected to attract a star-studded crowd, with Ronaldo now playing for Saudi club Al-Nasr alongside a host of boxing legends, including Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.
Fabio Wardley knows it can be surreal to see such luminaries at ringside, and he is determined to showcase his skills in front of them.
“It’s going to be a star-studded place, right,” he told TNT Sports. “It’s going to be interesting to look beyond the ropes and see all these big faces lining up in the front rows. Like I said, it’s not just interesting for the millions of viewers watching from home. It’s also interesting for those celebrities who are on the ring, like Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and many other boxing greats.I would like to show these boxing stars, who I have looked up to at various times throughout my boxing career, that I too have something to offer.
At just 28 years old, Fabio Wardley has a perfect professional record, emerging victorious in all 16 of his fights, including a huge win over Nathan Gorman in 2021, which gave him the British heavyweight title.
Asked if such superstars in the ring would put additional pressure on him, Wardley replied: “Not necessarily. At least not for me. It’s just an extra excitement, and I’m not saying it’s pressure. I love these moments. I live these moments. When The lights are on in the ring and when the opponent is tough and when there is a lot at stake, I bring out the best in me. I literally live for it and when I look at the ropes and see these faces coming out [Rinaldo, Tyson, Lewis]I’m going to be great and I think I have something really special to show you today.
Fabio Wardley will face a skilled and powerful opponent in David Adeley, who also has an impressive record of 12-0-0 and 11 wins, and Wardley will have a chance to capture David Adeley’s WBO European heavyweight belt. In the view of most boxing experts, the “frame fight” between Fabio Wardley vs. David Adele will be the fight of the evening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
David Adeleye has called his heavyweight rival Fabio Wardley a “doughnut” after his appearance at a press conference led to the pair getting into a brawl.
Both will compete for Wardley’s British title this weekend in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This will be the first time in the history of English boxing that the “Lonsdale Belt” (as the English call the English Champions Belt) will be contested outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland. But the fight was almost canceled before it was even announced when the two brawled in a press conference last month.
It was David Adele who started the argument when he pushed Wardley back with both hands. After the two rivals became involved in an ugly brawl and could only be separated by several people present who intervened, Wardley suffered a bleeding injury to his chin. In the end, both had to be happy that the BBBofC did not ban them immediately, so they could finish the fight they had already started next Saturday.
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