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Who won Buglioni vs Johnson?
Callum Johnson beat Frank Buglioni by technical knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 24th March 2018 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 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 Dillian Whyte beating Lucas Browne. Also, on the undercard Daniel Roman defeated Gavin McDonnell for the WBA World Super Bantamweight belt, Lewis Ritson was victorious over Scott Cardle for the BBBOC British Lightweight title, Jarrell Miller beat Tomasz Adamek and Artur Beterbiev defeated Callum Johnson for the IBF World Light heavyweight championship.
Buglioni vs Johnson stats
Frank Buglioni stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Callum Johnson made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Buglioni and Johnson have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Frank Buglioni was the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Buglioni had a height advantage of 1 inch over Johnson. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Frank Buglioni & Callum Johnson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Buglioni was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 11 months later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 73 more professional rounds, 146 to Johnson's 73.
Frank Buglioni went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Buglioni vs Johnson form
Buglioni had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Craig Richards on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ricky Summers on 1st July 2017 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hosea Burton on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had won against Olegs Fedotovs on 26th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Wembley Arena, London.
He had been beaten by Fedor Chudinov on 26th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Johnson had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Frank Buglioni on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Willbeforce Shihepo on 24th September 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their CBC Commonwealth Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Norbert Szekeres on 18th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Event City, Trafford Park, Lancashire.
Before that, he had won against Richard Horton on 7th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had defeated Tsvetozar Iliev on 26th June 2015 by points in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Frank Buglioni had been fighting more than Callum Johnson.
Going to this contest, Frank Buglioni had last fought 4 years, 1 month and 2 days ago, while Callum Johnson's last outing had been 3 years, 8 months and 6 days ago.
Buglioni's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What time did Buglioni vs Johnson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM GMT at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Buglioni vs Johnson?
Buglioni vs Johnson was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.
What were the odds on Buglioni vs Johnson?
Frank Buglioni was a 43/50 (-116) favourite going into the contest, while Callum Johnson made his way into the ring at 24/25 (-104) with oddsmakers.