Joshua Buatsi

UK's Top-5 Under 5’s

Published On Saturday, December 23, 2017By Tim Rickson

The UK's Top-5 Under 5’s

BBN have compiled a list of the top prospects in the UK that have had under five fights in the professional ranks.

These newcomers are already big names in the game and the excitement is shining through their blistering performances.

Joshua Buatsi (3-0)

The Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist has stopped two of his trio of opponents, all in six-rounders.

The Ghanian-born British boxer claimed a bronze medal in the last Olympic Games and has adapted to the pro ranks quickly, halting his first two opponents and dropping his previous opponent, Saidou Sall, in the final round of their six-three's light-heavyweight contest.

JB, a university graduate, is managed by world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and is just 24-years-old.

Anthony Fowler (4-0)

Commonwealth Games gold medalist was already a boxing star before turning pro and racking up four victories in his debut year in 2017.

The 26-year-old super-welterweight from Liverpool has stopped three of his four foes, and a little-known fact about ‘The Machine’ is that he is a cousin of former Liverpool FC striker, Robbie Fowler.

Joe Joyce (1-0)

The Rio 2016 silver medallist won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in what was a glittering amateur career for the Earlswood ABC student.

‘The Juggernaut’ turned pro with David Haye and took on and stopped former Southern Area heavyweight champion Ian Lewison on his debut last October.

The bold boxer is also a proficient artist, having graduated with a 2:1 degree in fine arts from Middlesex University.


Lewis Crocker (4-0)

Four wins from four – all stoppages – ‘The Croc’ is eating through his opponents and still only 20-years-old!

Signed to Matthew Macklin's MTK Global, Crocker is a talented welterweight from Belfast.

Chris Billam-Smith (4-0)

'The Gentleman' from Dorset has stormed to four wins from four fights, in four months, with four KO's - all within the first 76 days of his professional career.

The former amateur English heavyweight champion is being fast-tracked by his team - the McGuigans.


Zak Chelli (3-0)

Fulham super-middleweight, signed to Frank Warren, is an exciting fighter to watch and will inevitability progress to good things in 2018.