Home / Sports / Ritson vs Patera: Brutal Joshua Buatsi scores first-round demolition | Boxing News

Ritson vs Patera: Brutal Joshua Buatsi scores first-round demolition | Boxing News

Last Updated: 13/10/18 9:34pm

Joshua Buatsi was at his destructive best as he blasted aside Tony Averlant inside the first three minutes at the Metro Radio Arena on Saturday.

Much of the pre-fight talk centred on whether Buatsi could better domestic rival Anthony Yarde’s seventh-round stoppage of the Frenchman, and the Olympic bronze medalist made an emphatic statement with a first-round demolition job.

The Croydon 25-year-old oozed class from the opening bell and he quickly got down to business behind a razor-sharp jab in defence of his WBA International light-heavyweight title.

Joshua Buatsi outclassed Tony Averlant and twice had his man on the canvas Joshua Buatsi outclassed Tony Averlant and twice had his man on the canvas

Joshua Buatsi outclassed Tony Averlant and twice had his man on the canvas

In dominant fashion, Buatsi suddenly ripped in a crippling blow to the ribs that had Averlant grimacing on the canvas. The Frenchman somewhat reluctantly managed to return to his feet, but more heavy blows came raining in.

Another body shot forced the 34-year-old to take a knee and, with the fight beaten out of him, the contest was over.

“It’s hard to give an assessment straight after the fight. I need to go back and watch it,” Buatsi said.

3:46
Buatsi says he is happy to face Matchroom stablemate Hosea Burton after stopping Averlant in the first round

Buatsi says he is happy to face Matchroom stablemate Hosea Burton after stopping Averlant in the first round

“I saw that the body shot really hurt him and he was in pain, so I targeted that area. It was less than a round and I can’t be too harsh.

“I have to keep working hard and dealing with the opponents put in front of me, The tougher they are, the better I perform, there’s a lot more to show.”

Buatsi was joined ringside by fellow British light-heavyweight Hosea Burton after the fight and both agreed to a potential future clash.

About brandsauthority

Check Also

Peter Wright beaten by Toni Alcinas at World Darts Championship | Darts News

Peter Wright suffered a shock exit to Toni Alcinas Peter Wright became the highest-profile exit …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: