The heavyweight boxing division continues to grow, becoming even more competitive. With a new generation of young British boxers coming fast behind the likes of Anthony Joshua, Dereck Chisora and Dyllian White, a new name, David Adeleye, made his debut and won in the first round.
Nigerian boxer David Adeleye, 23, turned professional in his debut match against Dmitrij Kalinovskij. He stopped Kalinovskij in the first round at 2.25 minutes to a large crowd that gave him a standing ovation.
Adeleye joins British promoter, Frank Warren, who has boxers like Tyson Fury, Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce on his books. Adeleye said, “I am humbled and grateful to join such a highly-ranked promotional team, which is one of the best in the world.”
The 22-year-old has already sparred with the likes of Dereck Chisora and Hughie Fury. The heavyweight fighter is ready to take things a step at a time and is eager to be part of the rivalry that’s building up in the division.
Adeleye enjoyed a successful stint in the amateurs, which he combined with his studies at the University of Wolverhampton, from where he graduated last year with a degree in Business Management.
The heavyweight boxing division has grown more competitive, with fresh hands joining in. Ukranian boxer and undisputed cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk joined the heavyweight division and is likely to face Zimbabwean boxer, Derek Chisora. Usyk won his first heavyweight fight over Chazz Witherspoon.
Adeleye who stands at 6 foot and 4 inches is part of a crop of young British boxers who are coming up the ranks in heavyweight boxing.
The Londoner was a Junior ABA champion in 2013 and won the Senior ABA Novices in 2017 before winning the Senior ABAs the following year. He also represented England in an international against Denmark in 2018, also winning gold at the British Universities and Colleges Sport Boxing Championships.