It's the 1st time Joshua Buatsi goes past 6 rounds and we have to say that he came out strong in the 7th! Low blow or not Ford was in big trouble after that nice Buatsi left hook. Impressive performance for Bustsi vs a tough and gutsy Ryan Ford #boxing#BuatsiFord
Katie Taylor will fight Delfine Persoon for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO lightweight world titles on Anthony Joshua’s undercard, June 1 in New York.
The 32-year-old will appear on the show alongside Callum Smith, Joshua Buatsi and Josh Kelly at Madison Square Garden.
Taylor already held three of the lightweight belts and will now fight for the elusive final title to become undisputed ruler of her division.
The Ring Magazine crown will also be on the line – for only the second time in women’s boxing history.
“It’s great that she has finally signed for the fight and I’m delighted that Eddie has been able to make it,” Taylor said when the bout was announced.
“When I turned professional my first goal was to win a world title but then my next priority was to become undisputed champion so obviously this fight gives me the opportunity to do that so it’s massive for my career.
“Women’s boxing is in such great place right now and these are the kind of super fights that will really take it to new heights.
“Persoon is recognised as one of the best in the world pound-for-pound and has been the WBC champ now for over five years so it’s the best against the best. Madison Square Garden seems like the perfect setting for a fight of this magnitude.”
Eddie Hearn told IFLTV that Tommy Coyle vs Chris Algieri will also be on the show, as well as Taylor, Smith, Buatsi and Kelly.
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British boxing is undergoing a period of transition and uncertainty at present.
This transition has been brought on by multiple top level UK fighters drawing their careers to a close, while the uncertainty stems from those still active deciding to head to America in search of greater riches.
Recently, to name but a few, the likes of David Haye, Tony Bellew, James DeGale and George Groves have retired, leaving the ring for good.
As well as this, boxers such as Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Amir Khan and Callum Smith are all scheduled to have their first fights of 2019 in the States.
Therefore, talkSPORT.com have taken a look at some of the country’s best fighters who are yet to claim world title belts.
You can see the top ten ranking, below….
This ranking is based on a subjective mix of the following three criteria:
Result – The fighters’ official results always stand
Performance – The manner in which the fighters win or lose
Résumé – The opponents beaten/minor titles won
10. Kid Galahad (26-0, Featherweight)
9. Daniel Dubois (10-0, Heavyweight)
8. Joe Joyce (8-0, Heavyweight)
=7. Anthony Yarde/Callum Johnson (18-0/18-1, Light-Heavyweights)
6. Dereck Chisora (29-9, Heavyweight)
5. Joshua Buatsi (10-0, Light-Heavyweight)
4. Luke Campbell (20-2, Lightweight)
3. Chris Eubank Jr (28-2, Super-Middleweight)
2. Josh Taylor (14-0, Super-Lightweight)
1. Dillian Whyte (25-1, Heavyweight)
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Charlie Edwards, Joshua Buatsi, Lawrence Okolie result: UK Clean sweep
Charlie Edwards, Joshua Buatsi and Lawrence Okolie live result
Hughie Fury, Nathan Gorman, Lawrence Okolie, Craig Richards, John Ryder, Liam Williams, Anthony Fowler, Josh Kelly, Robbie Davies Jr, Jack Catterall, Lewis Ritson, Sam Bowen, Jordan Gill, Thomas Patrick Ward, Sunnny Edwards
Charlie Edwards, Joshua Buatsi and Lawrence Okolie recorded victories on Saturday night in London.
The UK trio were heavy favourites heading into their bouts and lived up to expectations as all three came through unscathed.
Edwards headlined the night in the first defence of his WBC flyweight world title against the game – but ultimately overmatched – Angel Moreno.
The Spanish challenger’s wild tactics proved futile in the face of the Brit world champ, as Charlie Edwards picked him off at will with precise counter-punches.
An eighth-round knockdown only widened the margin of victory as the three scoring judges all had Charlie Edwards winning every round with final scores of 120-107, 120-107, 120-107.
Earlier in the night, Joshua Buatsi knocked out Liam Conroy in three rounds to win the British light-heavyweight title.
The Olympic bronze medallist moved to 10-0 (8 KOs) with another clinical performance and another early stoppage.
Buatsi showed brutal finishing instinct, initially bludgeoning Conroy to the floor with a left uppercut before ending the bout with a ruthless straight right hand after his opponent briefly made it back to his feet.
Also on the card, Lawrence Okolie stopped Wadi Camacho in four to unify the British and Commonwealth cruiserweight belts.
It wasn’t entirely pretty as Okolie’s fights rarely are, but yet again the awkward power-puncher got the job done and remained unbeaten, now 12-0 (9 KOs).
Having overcome a rough moment in the third round, the eventual victor came straight out on the front foot. His combination of hooks forced Camacho to take a knee and, when he arose, the ‘Sauce’ pounced to finish the fight with a straight right.
In additional action, Lewis Ritson beat German Benitez by decision and Shannon Courtenay won her pro debut.