After defeating Marko Calic in a great match in October last year with a stoppage in the seventh round, Joshua Buatsi (14-0, 12 KOs) recorded a new valuable victory. This time he had the undefeated Daniel Dos Santos from France against him, but he did not offer nearly as good resistance as the Croatian light heavyweight from Pula.
In fact, Buatsi almost routinely came away with a victory that brings him closer to attacking one of the world titles. In the main fight of the new Matchroom Boxing event, Buatsi showed from the very beginning in which direction this match will go.
In the first round, he did a lot of damage, and in the second round, he sent his opponent to the floor for the first time and led to the count. As already mentioned, it was clear how the match would end, although at certain moments Dos Santos seemed to be able to resist, that did not happen.
Buatsi moved better, hit better, and looked like he was much more prepared than his opponent. Buatsi has shown once again how good a fighter he is, and that it will be very difficult for every next opponent
During the third, it seemed that Dos Santos might have caught the rhythm, which deceived the spectators a bit in the fourth round as well, but it did not come to an end.
At the very end of the mentioned section, Buatsi hit phenomenal right crochet with which he instantly shut him down. Counting was not necessary. Buatsi thus only confirmed what most expected before the match, but also during the match The bronze medalist from Rio before this match was the 13th light heavyweight in the world according to BoxRec, but he is even better on the list of elite organizations, as they all rank him in their Top 10.
That means he is not far from attacking one of the titles, but Eddie Hearn is carefully building the career of this guy who should be one of Britain’s biggest boxing stars in the years to come. At the event, we saw the victory of another great British potential, Lerone Richards (15-0, 3 KO), who defeated Giovanni de Carolis in the fight for the European title of super middleweight, while Jason Cunningham inflicted the first defeat of his career on Gamal Yafai. Heavyweight Solomon Dacres' debut performance ended with a points victory against Mladen Manev.