Buatsi stops Calic

Light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi (13-0, 11 KOs) successfully defended his WBA international title by defeating previously unbeaten Marko Calic (11-1, 6 KOs) by 7th round TKO in the main event of the evening at Marshall Arena at MK Stadium in Milton Keynes, England.

Joshua Buatsi vs Marko Calic
Joshua Buatsi vs Marko Calic

The bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics Buatsi was considered the clear favorite before the meeting. The odds of his victory were estimated as 40 to 1. Despite this, in the duel against Calic Buatsi experienced more problems than expected. Calic repeatedly landed his right hand and caused the Briton a lot of problems.

In the sixth and seventh rounds, with his left eye almost closed, Buatsi began to inflict more punches, and in the seventh round he was credited with a knockdown, which, however, was more likely the result of a push. Moments later, Calic's corner threw in the towel. The time was 2:09. As a result of the fight, Calic may have suffered a broken jaw.

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