Spring 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
58-2-2
16-0-0

The tape

32
Age
29
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12KO 11TKO 8TKO 3
Form
UD 12TKO 11TKO 4TKO 7KO 7
58
Wins
16
39
By KO
13
67
KO%
81
2
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
2
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2017
460
Pro rounds
77

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
7
-
WBA
2
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WBC
2
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WBO
3
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IBF
12

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Joshua Buatsi preview

When is Canelo vs Buatsi?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez could square off against Joshua Buatsi in Spring 2023 in the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Canelo vs Buatsi stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 58 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 39 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Joshua Buatsi would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Buatsi would have advantage in power over Canelo, with a 81% knock out percentage over Canelo's 67%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Buatsi has a height advantage of 5 inches over Canelo.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Joshua Buatsi fight out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 46 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 11 years and 8 months earlier than Buatsi, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 383 more professional rounds, 460 to Buatsi's 77.

Joshua Buatsi is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, 12 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the 175lb division.

Canelo vs Buatsi form

Canelo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Gennady Golovkin on 17th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Super Middleweight, WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Caleb Plant on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.

Before that, he had beat Billy Joe Saunders on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington.

He had defeated Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.

Buatsi remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 defeated Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.

Before that, he had beat Marko Calic on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

He had won against Ryan Ford on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has been fighting more than Joshua Buatsi.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last fought 2 months and 12 days ago, while Joshua Buatsi's last outing was 6 months and 8 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Buatsi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

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