Joshua “JBuatsi” Buatsi (9-0) fights Liam Conroy (16-3-1) for the vacant British Light-Heavyweight title over a scheduled 12 rounds at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday night.
Both these fighters know that winning this title would boost their reputations and earn them bigger fights going forward, so there’s more than just the belt (up for grabs after Callum Johnson vacated the title) at stake here.
The undefeated and rising prospect Buatsi comes into this bout as the bookies favourite to win the title. Ghanaian-born Buatsi was an Olympic bronze medalist for Great Britain in the 2016 Olympics. He turned professional approximately two years back has already registered nine straight victories.
Batsui fought six times in 2018, winning all except one of them via TKO and he’s won his last three fights in the 1st round.