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.


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.


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