Buatsi demolished Bolotniks in WBA title eliminator

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Buatsi demolished Bolotniks in WBA title eliminator
Buatsi demolished Bolotniks in WBA title eliminator. Photo: Courtesy

Buatsi demolished Bolotniks in WBA title eliminator

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Buatsi demolished Bolotniks in WBA title eliminator
Buatsi demolished Bolotniks in WBA title eliminator. Photo: Courtesy

Britain’s Joshua Buatsi is one of the world’s most impressive rising fighters and made that clear once again by beating Ricard Bolotniks by TKO in 11 rounds this Saturday at Matchroom’s Fight Camp in Brentwood, England.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight title eliminator anticipated a lot of action. Buatsi, who was the favorite, faced an experienced rival like Bolotniks, who arrived with a lot of motivation to surprise everyone.

Indeed, Buatsi did not find an easy opponent. He had to work hard against the Latvian, who showed a lot of grit and was a worthy rival for the Rio 2016 Olympic medalist.

Bolotniks fought toe to toe and the fight was a war with good blow exchanges and a lot of action. Buatsi managed to land a good left hook in the sixth round that knocked his opponent down. However, the veteran recovered and continued fighting.

In round 11, after a lot of punishment, Buatsi connected a straight right that sent Bolotniks back to the canvas and he could not recover, so the third man in the ring stopped the fight before finishing the count.

The 28-year-old fighter achieved a great triumph that brings him closer to his goal of having a world title shot. He won his 15th fight and his thirteenth by KO. For his part, Bolotniks now has a record of 18 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw, and 8 KOs.


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