Joshua Buatsi



Alright lads and lasses. Buatsi vs Benchabala in a light heavyweight quarter final next. Pat McCormack just lost a split decision against Toledo of Cuba in the previous fight. Can Buatsi keep it going? Two fights, two third round TKO's. Come on Josh!

Benchabla of Algeria in the blue corner. Buatsi of Great Britain in the red corner. Fight is on!

Buatsi comes forward early again, and lands some good shots early. Benchabla looking uncomfortable early.

The Algerian tried to reply with a combo, but Buatsi blocks comfortably. The Brit has settled much faster.

Great combo from Buatsi who changes levels like a pro. Benchabla issued a standing eight count, which to be honest was harsh, but it's all Josh so far.

End of the first. Great first round for Buatsi. He finishes with a nice combo. Probably not enough for a 10-8 round, but dominant.

10-9, 10-9 and 10-8. Seems about right.

Round 2 underway. Benchabla tries to come forward to start round 2, but he eats a body shot.

Buatsi gets warned for a punch to the back of the head. Buatsi with a right hand which wobbles Benchabla! Can he get another KO?

They slug it out, and while Buatsi does eat a shot or two, another standing 8 count is given to the Algerian. That one was less harsh than the first. Buatsi smelling the finish...