Buatsi easily moves passed Averlant
With only seven pro fights compared to his opponent’s thirty-eight, Joshua Buatsi showed he was the superior fighter in all facets of the sport.
This fight intrigued the fans simply because Tony Averlant would be a shared opponent with Buatsi’s rival Anthony Yarde. Many wanted to see how well he could fare against a man that took Yarde seven rounds to beat.
Maybe it was the age or the mileage on Averlant finally catching up to him. Regardless, Buatsi completely destroyed him six rounds earlier than Yarde could.
He was able to drop his opponent twice in the first round with the same punch; the left hook to the body. Averlant was able to recover from the first at the count of eight, however, he was clearly hurt.
The second time, he stood up at seven, but the pain was too much as he went back to one knee. The referee proceeded to wave off the fight.
Eddie Hearn mentioned this regarding Buatsi’s future in the post-fight interview:
“I think he is one of the best prospects in boxing. I think Buatsi and Burton is an excellent fight for the British and Commonwealth titles.”
A Burton match-up may be a decent one, however, the fight many fans are clamoring for is against Anthony Yarde!
By: EJ Williams