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Joshua Buatsi vs Anthony Yarde preview
When is Buatsi vs Yarde?
Joshua Buatsi could fight Anthony Yarde in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United Kingdom.
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).
Buatsi vs Yarde 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.
Anthony Yarde would make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Yarde would have advantage in power over Buatsi, with a 96% knock out percentage over Buatsi's 81%.
Joshua Buatsi is the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Buatsi has a height advantage of 2 inches over Yarde.
Both Joshua Buatsi & Anthony Yarde fight out of an orthodox stance.
Buatsi is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 1 month later than Yarde, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 21 less professional rounds, 77 to Yarde's 98.
Joshua Buatsi goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO, 14 by the IBF and 7 by the RING at light heavyweight.
Anthony Yarde is currently ranked number 3 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO, 12 by the IBF and 6 by the RING in the 175lb division.
Buatsi vs Yarde 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.
Anthony Yarde has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Artur Beterbiev on 28th January 2023 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight, WBC World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Stefani Koykov on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Telford International Centre, Telford.
Going into that contest, he had won against Lyndon Arthur on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Before that, he had defeated Alex Theran on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands.
He had been beaten by Lyndon Arthur on 5th December 2020 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Light Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
In terms of recent activity, Anthony Yarde has been fighting more than Joshua Buatsi.
Joshua Buatsi last fought 10 months and 12 days ago, while Anthony Yarde's last outing was 2 months and 5 days ago.
Buatsi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Yarde's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
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