Could sixteenth, 2021
Joshua Buatsi viciously knocked out Daniel Blenda Dos Santos in 4 rounds to retain his WBA Worldwide Gentle-Heavyweight title on the AO Area in Manchester.
The battle happened reside on Sky Sports activities within the UK and on DAZN within the US and greater than 200 international locations and territories.
The previous Olympian received the battle of undefeated 175lbs contenders with a brutal overhand proper which slumped his rival to the canvas two minutes and 44 seconds into the fourth session.
Buatsi had veteran coach Virgil Hunter in his nook for the primary time and the resounding end result places him on a collision course with the division’s greatest.
“I hope he’s okay,” Buatsi informed Matchroom. “We’ve seen this occur to many fighters. You field somebody they are saying you’re ranges above and it’s a banana pores and skin scenario.
“I’m glad I dealt with it. Crucial factor is I hope he’s okay. We’ve seen these kind of fighters come and trigger upsets not too long ago.
“I used to be adamant it wasn’t going to occur to me. I’m glad it went effectively.
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) May 15, 2021
JOSHUA BUATSI GYM
“I stay optimistic all the time within the strikes that I make and that is certainly one of them. We can have every week or so off after which we’re again within the gymnasium to maintain constructing.
“Getting into we had little footage of him. Normally you’ll be able to watch who you’re going to battle to get a really feel. He seemed superb within the one little bit of footage we had of him.
“I needed to be taught spherical by spherical what he was like.
“Virgil gave me the proper directions and I adopted them. I haven’t received right here by being given it. The little that I’ve earnt, I needed to work exhausting for it.
“I thank god for every thing that we’ve received however I work exhausting for it. After I step in that ring it’s a canine mentality. This can be a battle. I’m right here to take every thing.
“We’re right here to win however we’re not right here to harm anybody. The time that we’re within the ring, sure, we wish to win, and we wish to entertain. We’re not right here to harm anybody within the long-term.”