Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Buatsi vs Ford?
Joshua Buatsi beat Ryan Ford by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 31st August 2019 at O2 Arena in London.
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 Vasyl Lomachenko beating Luke Campbell for the WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Joe Cordina beat Gavin Gwynne for the BBBOC British Lightweight belt, Hughie Fury was overcome by Alexander Povetkin and Charlie Edwards was victorious over Julio Cesar Martinez for the WBC World Flyweight championship.
Buatsi vs Ford stats
Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 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 0 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 29 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, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 46 less professional rounds, 77 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 at light heavyweight.
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.
Buatsi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 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.
What were the odds on Buatsi vs Ford?
Joshua Buatsi was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Ryan Ford made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.