Early 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
16-0-0
36-6-1

Belts on The Line

Eliminator for IBF World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

29
Age
40
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
5' 10" / 179 cm
N/A
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12TKO 11TKO 4TKO 7KO 7
Form
UD 12SD 12TD 8UD 12TKO 6
16
Wins
36
13
By KO
20
81
KO%
56
0
Losses
6
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
1
2017
Debut
2005
77
Pro rounds
333

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

7
The Ring
9
2
WBA
-
2
WBC
-
3
WBO
4
12
IBF
4

Joshua Buatsi vs Jean Pascal preview

When is Buatsi vs Pascal?

Joshua Buatsi could face Jean Pascal in Early 2023 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 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 an eliminator for the IBF light heavyweight championship of the world.

Buatsi vs Pascal stats

Joshua Buatsi would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jean Pascal would make his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 20 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Buatsi would have a large advantage in power over Pascal, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Pascal's 56%.

Joshua Buatsi is the younger man by 11 years, at 29 years old.

Buatsi has a height advantage of 4 inches over Pascal.

Both Joshua Buatsi & Jean Pascal fight out of an orthodox stance.

Buatsi is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 12 year and 4 months later than Pascal, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 256 less professional rounds, 77 to Pascal's 333.

Joshua Buatsi goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, 12 by the IBF and 7 by the RING at light heavyweight.

Jean Pascal is currently ranked number 4 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 9 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Buatsi vs Pascal form

Buatsi remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Craig Richards on 21st May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

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

Going into that contest, he had beat Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.

Before that, he had won against Marko Calic on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

He had beat Ryan Ford on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.

Pascal has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Fanlong Meng on 20th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Whitesands Events Center, Florida, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Badou Jack on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.

Going into that contest, he had won against Marcus Browne on 3rd August 2019 by technical decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

He had defeated Ahmed Elbiali on 8th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Florida.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Joshua Buatsi has been fighting more than Jean Pascal.

Joshua Buatsi last fought 6 months and 10 days ago, while Jean Pascal's last outing was 6 months and 11 days ago.

Buatsi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 3 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

Pascal's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

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