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Who won Buatsi vs Santos?
Joshua Buatsi beat Daniel Blenda Dos Santos by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 15th May 2021 at Manchester Arena in Lancashire.
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).
Also, on the undercard Lerrone Richards beat Giovanni De Carolis, Gamal Yafai was overcome by Jason Cunningham, Dalton Smith was victorious over Lee Appleyard and Tommy McCarthy beat Alexandru Jur.
Buatsi vs Santos stats
Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Daniel Blenda Dos Santos made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Buatsi had a massive power advantage over Santos, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Santos' 53%.
Joshua Buatsi was the older man by 29 years, at 29 years old.
Both Joshua Buatsi & Daniel Blenda Dos Santos fought out of an orthodox stance.
Buatsi was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 4 year and 10 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 77 to Santos' 57.
Joshua Buatsi went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Buatsi vs Santos form
Buatsi remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marko Calic on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
Before that, he had won against Ryan Ford on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
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.
Buatsi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
What time did Buatsi vs Santos start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom, which was 5:15 PM EST or 2:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Buatsi vs Santos?
Joshua Buatsi was a 1/50 (-4999) favourite going into the contest, while Daniel Blenda Dos Santos made his way into the ring at 14/1 (+1400) with oddsmakers.