Buatsi vs Ford Info
Joshua Buatsi beat Ryan Ford by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 31st August 2019 at O2 Arena in London.
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 Ford stats
Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryan Ford made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Buatsi had advantage in power over Ford, with a 82% knock out percentage over Ford's 69%.
Joshua Buatsi was the younger man by 11 years, at 27 years old.
Both Joshua Buatsi & Ryan Ford fought out of an orthodox stance.
Buatsi was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 year and 4 months later than Ford, who’s first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 80 less professional rounds, 43 to Ford's 123.
Joshua Buatsi went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 15 by the WBC, 14 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Buatsi vs Ford form
Buatsi remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Marco Antonio Periban on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Renold Quinlan on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Tony Averlant on 13th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear.
He had defeated Stephane Cuevas on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Ford had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Fedor Chudinov on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena, Kemerovo, Russia.
Buatsi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Ford's last 1 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Buatsi vs Ford start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 pm BST at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 1:00 pm EST or 10:00 am PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Buatsi vs Ford?
Buatsi vs Ford was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.