Joshua Buatsi wins his first professional fight in some style at the O2 Arena in London. Here’s how he did it.
2016 Olympic bronze medallist for Great Britain Joshua Buatsi got off to a flyer on his pro debut tonight in London.
Managed by none other than current heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua, Buatsi a light-heavyweight prospect – showed he can punch plenty hard himself.
In a bout scheduled for six three minute rounds, Buatsi made an incredibly quick start. He hurt his opponent Spaniard Carlos Mena pretty much straight away.
A menacing Buatsi was peppering the Spanish fighter from every angle, composed and very assured for a pro debut it must be noted.
A vicious body shot looked like it crippled Mena towards the end of the one, who the surprise of those in attendance, was able to jump back to his feet despite having been in agony moments before.
Buatsi had his man down again early in the 2nd. Although a questionable knockdown to be counted by the referee in all fairness.
The end wasn’t that far away however and was without question.
Buatsi kept going to the body of Mena who couldn’t take anymore, prompting the referee to step in and call it a day at one minute and nineteen seconds of round two:
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