Feature | Oct 27 2017

The final task facing Joshua Buatsi

After the press conference and weighing in, there is one last thing Joshua Buatsi must accomplish before it's time to fight
Joshua Buatsi
Anthony Joshua & Carlos Takam Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

WHILE everyone waited for Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam to weigh-in at the Motorpoint Arena, Joshua Buatsi quietly stepped on the scales to little fanfare and breathed a sigh of relief. At last, he could go and get his hair cut.

At yesterday’s press conference, the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist made a point of telling everyone his hair and beard would be in much better shape come fight night.

“My spirits are high and I’m looking forward to the fight,” he said ahead of his third professional outing before drawing attention to his barnet. “Don’t worry, I’m going to get a haircut, and get the beard cut.”