Buatsi vs Averlant Info
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 took place over rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Buatsi vs Averlant stats
Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 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 27 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 225 less professional rounds, 43 to Averlant's 268.
Joshua Buatsi went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 175lb division.
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.
Averlant had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Anthony Yarde on 24th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
What time did Buatsi vs Averlant start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 pm UTC 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, or 8:00 pm BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Buatsi vs Averlant?
Buatsi vs Averlant was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.