Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr: Joshua Buatsi to face Marco Antonio Periban in undercard fight
British light-heavyweight champion Joshua Buatsi is set for the toughest fight of his career on 1 June when he faces Mexico's Marco Antonio Periban.
The pair will fight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's heavyweight world title contest with Andy Ruiz Jr.
"To say I have boxed at Madison Square Garden this early in my career is an honour," said Buatsi, 26.
"The greats have boxed here. I can't wait to put on a fantastic performance."
Promoter Eddie Hearn said the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist has been "sensational" in his 10-fight professional career, but added Periban, 34, was a "perfect" test.
Buatsi has 10 wins, eight via stoppage, while Periban has 25 wins, four defeats and a draw in 2013 with former two-weight world champion Badou Jack.
Periban has not competed since May 2017.