Buatsi leaves opponent Daniel Blenda Dos Santos in TEARS in the ring
Joshua Buatsi leaves opponent Daniel Blenda Dos Santos in TEARS in the ring after brutal KO to retain his light-heavyweight title and take his unbeaten record to 14 wins
- Joshua Buatsi knocked out Daniel Blenda Dos Santos to retain his WBA title
- He defeated the Frenchman within four rounds despite being knocked down
- Dos Santos, previously undefeated in 15 fights, tried to respond during the third
- Buatsi delivered a brutal right-hand blow in the fourth which put Dos Santos
Joshua Buatsi knocked out Daniel Blenda Dos Santos in the fourth round to retain his WBA international light-heavyweight title with a clinical display at Manchester Arena, bringing his opponent to tears.
The British 2016 Olympic bronze medallist had stopped Marko Calic in October, during which he suffered an eye injury, and was back in action for the first time since linking up with trainer Virgil Hunter.
The 28-year-old had earlier put Frenchman Dos Santos down in the second following a flurry of strong right-hand shots.
Joshua Buatsi knocked out Daniel Blenda Dos Santos to retain his WBA title
Dos Santos was shaken by the defeat and was seen breaking into tears in the aftermath
Dos Santos, previously undefeated in 15 fights, tried to respond during the third round and bundled Buatsi over, but the British fighter was soon up on his feet.
Buatsi delivered another brutal right-hand blow in the fourth round which put Dos Santos straight down to the canvas, landing face first.
The Frenchman received swift medical attention before being helped back into his corner, as Buatsi extended his perfect record to 14 fights, with 12 victories coming by knockout.
Ringside staff comforted the boxer as he struggled to come to terms with the defeat
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