VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
18-0-0
18-1-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant WBO Interim World Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
25
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
74.4" / 189 cm
Reach
-
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 10UD 12TKO 11TKO 4
Form
UD 12TKO 2KO 4TKO 5TKO 1
18
Wins
18
13
By KO
13
72
KO%
72
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2017
99
Pro rounds
74

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

3
The Ring
9
1
WBA
-
1
WBC
3
1
WBO
6
3
IBF
9

Joshua Buatsi vs Willy Hutchinson preview


When is Buatsi vs Hutchinson?

Joshua Buatsi could face the challenge of Willy Hutchinson in late 2024 the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 kg).

The contest would be for the vacant WBO light heavyweight championship of the world.

Buatsi vs Hutchinson stats

Joshua Buatsi would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Willy Hutchinson would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest that Buatsi and Hutchinson have similar power, both with a 72% knockout percentage.

Joshua Buatsi is the older man by 6 years, at 31 years old.

Buatsi has a height advantage of 1 inch over Hutchinson.

Both Joshua Buatsi and Willy Hutchinson fight out of an orthodox stance.

Buatsi's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Hutchinson's, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 months earlier than Hutchinson, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 25 more professional rounds, totaling 99 compared to Hutchinson's 74.

Joshua Buatsi goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF, and 3 by The Ring at light heavyweight.

Willy Hutchinson is currently ranked number 3 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO, 9 by the IBF, and 9 by The Ring in the 175lb division.

Buatsi vs Hutchinson form

Buatsi remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Dan Azeez on February 3, 2024, by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight and CBC Commonwealth Light Heavyweight championship fight at OVO Arena Wembley, London, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had won against Pawel Stepien on May 6, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Genting Arena, Birmingham.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Craig Richards on May 21, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had defeated Ricards Bolotniks on August 14, 2021, by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight eliminator fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.

He had won against Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on May 15, 2021, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.

Hutchinson has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Craig Richards on June 1, 2024, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had defeated Martin Houben on March 22, 2024, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna on May 12, 2023, by knockout in the 4th round at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Before that, he had been beaten by Lennox Clarke on March 27, 2021, by technical knockout in the 5th round in their CBC Commonwealth Super Middleweight and BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

He had won against Luke Blackledge on August 29, 2020, by technical knockout in the 1st round at BT Sport Studio, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Joshua Buatsi has been fighting more than Willy Hutchinson.

Joshua Buatsi last fought 10 months and 11 days ago, while Willy Hutchinson's last outing was 6 months and 13 days ago.

Buatsi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 29 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Hutchinson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Buatsi vs Hutchinson?

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