Feature | Jan 24 2018

Joshua Buatsi: ‘One thing I won’t allow is to be disrespected’

Joshua Buatsi on controversially being denied a stoppage in his last fight - 'My knockout ratio has taken a blow!' He speaks exclusively to John Dennen
Joshua Buatsi vs Saidou Sall  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

JOSHUA BUATSI’S knockout ratio has taken a hit. He had two stoppage wins going into his third fight, in October at the Principality stadium in Cardiff. Now at 67 percent, Buatsi smiled, “It’s taken a blow!”

However at the end of his six rounder with Saidou Sall, he did have the Frenchman rocking and Buatsi suspects he’s been unfairly denied another stoppage win.

“I remember him getting up and turning round to spit the gumshield out and the referee waved. But as he waved the bell went as well. I was like where does that leave it?” he wondered.