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Okolie, Buatsi and Buglioni victorious on Joshua v Takam bill

Joe Hewlett 28/10/2017

‘Wise Guy’ Frank Buglioni successfully retained the British strap as he recorded a unanimous decision over Craig Richards.

Having replaced Callum Johnson just days before, Richards displayed some ‘Dutch courage’, though it was one-way traffic throughout the contest.

The judges scored the fight 117-111 x 2 and a dubious 116-113, whilst Buglioni made it four consecutive wins since moving up to light-heavyweight and is now within grasp of clinching the Lonsdale belt outright.

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Lawrence Okolie got the ball rolling in Cardiff by dispatching Adam Williams within three rounds at the Principality Stadium.

The Hackney heavy-hitter extended his record to 6-0 and will now be looking to turn his attention to the likes of fellow domestic rivals in Commonwealth champion Luke Watkins and Brixton’s Isaac Chamberlain.

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Light-heavyweight prospect Joshua Buatsi followed Okolie with victory, although he had to overcome a stubborn opponent in Frenchmen Saidou Sall.

The Olympian, who’s signed to Anthony Joshua’s management team, floored the 33-year-old with a stinging left hook to the kidney in the sixth and final round with referee counting to eight before the bell signalled the end to rob Buatsi of a KO.

The official scored the contest 60-54 in favour of the Croydon man.

For full results from the Pricipality Stadium click here

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