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Who won Buatsi vs Periban?
Joshua Buatsi beat Marco Antonio Periban by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 1st June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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 Anthony Joshua losing to Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Josh Kelly defeated Ray Robinson, Callum Smith was victorious over Hassan N’Dam for the WBA Super World Super Middleweight title and Chris Algieri beat Tommy Coyle.
Buatsi vs Periban stats
Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marco Antonio Periban made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Buatsi had advantage in power over Periban, with a 80% knock out percentage over Periban's 64%.
Joshua Buatsi was the younger man by 9 years, at 28 years old.
Buatsi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Periban.
Both Joshua Buatsi & Marco Antonio Periban fought out of an orthodox stance.
Buatsi was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 year and 9 months later than Periban, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 65 to Periban's 36.
Joshua Buatsi went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 14 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Buatsi vs Periban form
Buatsi remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Renold Quinlan on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tony Averlant on 13th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Before that, he had won against Stephane Cuevas on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Bartlomiej Grafka on 31st March 2018 by points in the 6th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
Buatsi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Periban's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
What time did Buatsi vs Periban start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Buatsi vs Periban?
Joshua Buatsi was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Marco Antonio Periban made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.