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Artur Beterbiev vs Joshua Buatsi preview
When is Beterbiev vs Buatsi?
Artur Beterbiev could face Joshua Buatsi in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Beterbiev vs Buatsi stats
Artur Beterbiev would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joshua Buatsi would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Beterbiev would have advantage in power over Buatsi, with a 100% knock out percentage over Buatsi's 81%.
Artur Beterbiev is the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.
Buatsi has a height advantage of 2 inches over Beterbiev.
Both Artur Beterbiev & Joshua Buatsi fight out of an orthodox stance.
Beterbiev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years earlier than Buatsi, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 14 more professional rounds, 91 to Buatsi's 77.
Artur Beterbiev goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING at light heavyweight.
Joshua Buatsi is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 14 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the 175lb division.
Beterbiev vs Buatsi form
Beterbiev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Anthony Yarde on 28th January 2023 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight, WBC World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Joe Smith Jr on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Marcus Browne on 17th December 2021 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Quebec, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Adam Deines on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.
He had defeated Oleksandr Gvozdyk on 18th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Buatsi remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Craig Richards on 21st May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Ricards Bolotniks on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight eliminator fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Before that, he had beat Marko Calic on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
He had won against Ryan Ford on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
In terms of recent activity, Artur Beterbiev has been fighting more than Joshua Buatsi.
Artur Beterbiev last fought 2 months and 1 day ago, while Joshua Buatsi's last outing was 10 months and 8 days ago.
Beterbiev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Buatsi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
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