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Who won Buatsi vs Averlant?
Joshua Buatsi beat Tony Averlant by technical knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Metro Radio Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Lewis Ritson losing to Francesco Patera. Also, on the undercard Glenn Foot lost to Robbie Davies Jnr for the BBBOC British Super Lightweight and CBC Commonwealth Super Lightweight belts and Dave Allen defeated Samir Nebo.
Buatsi vs Averlant stats
Back in October 2018, Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tony Averlant made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Buatsi had a massive power advantage over Averlant, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Averlant's 19%.
Joshua Buatsi was the younger man by 9 years, at 25 years old.
Both Joshua Buatsi & Tony Averlant fought out of an orthodox stance.
Buatsi was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 31 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year and 7 months later than Averlant, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 169 less professional rounds, 99 to Averlant's 268.
Joshua Buatsi went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA at light heavyweight.
Buatsi vs Averlant form
Buatsi remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Stephane Cuevas on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Bartlomiej Grafka on 31st March 2018 by points in the 6th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jordan Joseph on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Saidou Sall on 28th October 2017 by points in the 6th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
He had won against Baptiste Castegnaro on 1st September 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at York Hall, London.
Buatsi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What time did Buatsi vs Averlant start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Buatsi vs Averlant?
Joshua Buatsi was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Tony Averlant made his way into the ring at 1017/50 (+2000) with oddsmakers.