Battle of south London booked: Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards LHW clash set for May 21

After a hand injury shelved a proposed bout vs. Russian former world title challenger Maxim Vlasov on Dec. 13, Joshua Buatsi is fully recovered and now faces Craig Richards in a domestic tussle between two light-heavyweights acting as a title eliminator of sorts. Richards produced a spirited showing but ultimately fell short against WBA champion … Continue reading Battle of south London booked: Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards LHW clash set for May 21

Ricards Bolotniks raring to shock Joshua Buatsi in their weekend encounter

Ricards Bolotniks (18-5-1, 8 KOs) faces Joshua Buatsi (14-0, 12 KOs) in the main event of this weekend’s final Matchroom Fight Camp show, a pivotal bout between two of the world’s top-15 light-heavyweights with a big promotion push awaiting the winner. Bolotniks is more experienced and has vowed to make this weekend a hard one … Continue reading Ricards Bolotniks raring to shock Joshua Buatsi in their weekend encounter

Joshua Buatsi blasts past Daniel Dos Santos with R4 TKO victory

Daniel Blenda Dos Santos was unbeaten, unknown and had plenty to gain as an overwhelming underdog against Joshua Buatsi, but the British light-heavyweight contender ended his night in four rounds with a patient and potent display that certainly would’ve pleased new trainer Virgil Hunter even though the 28-year-old’s pursuit of tougher opposition remains a pressing … Continue reading Joshua Buatsi blasts past Daniel Dos Santos with R4 TKO victory

Progress: Joshua Buatsi excited to showcase his USA-based improvements

Preparing to make the sixth defence of his WBA International light-heavyweight title this weekend vs. unbeaten Frenchman Daniel Blenda Dos Santos (15-0), Joshua Buatsi (13-0, 11 KOs) has spoken of his excitement at being able to showcase his improvements after venturing to the US under world-renowned trainer Virgil Hunter as he eyes a title shot … Continue reading Progress: Joshua Buatsi excited to showcase his USA-based improvements

Joshua Buatsi digs deep to prevail with R7 stoppage against Marko Calic

Joshua Buatsi made a victorious in-ring return after 402 days of inactivity, with the fifth defence of his WBA international light-heavyweight title during a gritty seven-round clash against a gamely Croatian opponent in Marko Calic. Buatsi ends Calic’s 11-0 unbeaten streak and improved to 13-0 himself – passing a necessary gut-check challenge with bigger fights … Continue reading Joshua Buatsi digs deep to prevail with R7 stoppage against Marko Calic

Beterbiev blasts past Smith Jr inside two rounds – sorry Yarde, there’s bigger fish to fry

This was billed as a clash of two heavy-handed champions, yet it was the boogeyman at 175lbs who raced to score four knockdowns en route to maintaining his unblemished record (18-0, 18 KOs). For all the talk surrounding Anthony Yarde’s WBO mandatory status for another world title shot, it’s increasingly difficult to see the powerful … Continue reading Beterbiev blasts past Smith Jr inside two rounds – sorry Yarde, there’s bigger fish to fry

COVID-19: Callum Johnson withdraws from Smith Jr title fight, Anthony Yarde eyes matters

Frank Warren today confirmed light-heavyweight contender Callum Johnson has withdrawn from his scheduled January 15 title fight against WBO champion Joe Smith Jr, while revealing another of his stable – #1 mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde – is consequently monitoring the state of affairs, with an in-ring return mooted sometime in March for the 30-year-old.

Yarde blasts past Arthur in long-awaited rematch with R4 KO, reinforces world title bid

364 days on from losing their first bout with an underwhelming display, there was no time for more hesitation from Anthony Yarde. He knew what was needed of him and executed it well, to emphatically stop domestic rival Lyndon Arthur with a fourth-round KO. Now, he’ll challenge for the WBO light-heavyweight title in 2022 – … Continue reading Yarde blasts past Arthur in long-awaited rematch with R4 KO, reinforces world title bid