JOSH BUATSI will settle all of his British grudge wars with advice from the Baddest Man on the Planet.
While the 28-year-old Croydon ace is waiting for a light-heavy world title shot, there is a fistful of domestic rivals he could meet to decide a UK king.
But Buatsi will not drum up fake hype for fights with 12st 7lb rivals such as Anthony Yarde, Callum Johnson, Craig Richards and Lyndon Arthur.
Ahead of tonight’s fight with Ricards Bolotkins, 31, JB told SunSport: “As Mike Tyson said, ‘not everyone you fight is your enemy and not everyone that helps you is your friend’.
“Life is hard for everyone for all different reasons, just because we are boxers it doesn’t mean we should make it any harder for each other.
“We are not born boxers and we are not boxers until the day we die.
“I have nothing personal with any of these guys and — until we sign a contract and get in that ring for 12 rounds of trying to take each others’ heads off — I like to be cool with everyone.”
Commonwealth champ Arthur revealed before his last fight in July that business with Buatsi would never get personal after the Ghana-born ace contacted him following a 2014 amateur bout.
Buatsi said: “I boxed Lyndon in the ABAs final and never got the chance to speak to him afterwards so I sent him a message of support.
“It was not something I needed to make public but it’s cool he wanted to.
“I have reached out to a lot of people in boxing privately because this is a hard and dangerous sport that we all have to respect each other in.”
Arthur is currently the most in-form light-heavy fighter in Frank Warren and BT Sports’ stable, while Buatsi leads the 175lbers with Eddie Hearn on DAZN.
But Buatsi is proud to promote the story of his potential opponent.
Buatsi said: “Before Lyndon’s last fight I saw a short film made about him.
“It was about how he tragically lost his brother and his uncle and trainer Pat helped him turn his life around from going down a bad path.
“I shared that on my social channels because stories like that need to be heard.
“Even though he is in my weight category and we will probably fight some day.
“I still want to promote stuff like that because they are bigger than me or any fight.”