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Who won Buatsi vs Bolotniks?
Joshua Buatsi beat Ricards Bolotniks by technical knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 14th August 2021 at Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was an eliminator for the WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Michael McKinson beat Przemyslaw Runowski, Ukashir Farooq defeated Luis Gerardo Castillo, Joe Cordina was victorious over Joshuah Hernandez, Raymond Ford beat Reece Bellotti and Zelfa Barrett defeated Viorel Simion.
Buatsi vs Bolotniks stats
Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ricards Bolotniks made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Buatsi had a massive power advantage over Bolotniks, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Bolotniks' 44%.
Joshua Buatsi was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Buatsi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Bolotniks.
Both Joshua Buatsi & Ricards Bolotniks fought out of an orthodox stance.
Buatsi was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 10 months later than Bolotniks, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 70 less professional rounds, 77 to Bolotniks' 147.
Joshua Buatsi went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Ricards Bolotniks was ranked number 3 by the WBA, 5 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Buatsi vs Bolotniks form
Buatsi remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marko Calic on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ryan Ford on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Marco Antonio Periban on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had beat Liam Conroy on 23rd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Bolotniks had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Serge Michel on 2nd December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Production Park Studios, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hosea Burton on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Studio 69, Riga, Latvia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Steven Ward on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Brentwood Centre, Essex, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Gasan Gasanov on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
He had beat Patrick Mendy on 23rd March 2019 by majority decision in their 8 round contest at Arena Riga, Riga.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ricards Bolotniks had been fighting more than Joshua Buatsi.
Going to this contest, Joshua Buatsi had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 16 days ago, while Ricards Bolotniks' last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 29 days ago.
Buatsi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Bolotniks' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Buatsi vs Bolotniks start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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