Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Buatsi vs Stepien?
Joshua Buatsi beat Pawel Stepien by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Genting Arena in Birmingham.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 98-92, 97-94 in favor of winner Joshua Buatsi.
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 Sean McComb beat Kaisee Benjamin, Lauren Price defeated Kirstie Bavington, Tyler Denny was victorious over Macaulay McGowan and Ben Whittaker beat Jordan Grant.
Buatsi vs Stepien stats
Back in May 2023, Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Pawel Stepien made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 1 draw.
Joshua Buatsi was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Stepien had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Joshua Buatsi & Pawel Stepien fought out of an orthodox stance.
Buatsi was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 6 months later than Stepien, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 87 to Stepien's 111.
Joshua Buatsi went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Pawel Stepien was ranked number 13 by the WBA, 14 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Buatsi vs Stepien 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 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.
Buatsi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Buatsi vs Stepien start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Genting Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Buatsi vs Stepien?
Joshua Buatsi was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Pawel Stepien made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Joshua Buatsi - KO||66.67%|
|Joshua Buatsi - Decision||33.33%|
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