Josh Buatsi Lawrence Okolie

Wins for Joshua Buatsi and Lawrence Okolie on Joshua vs Takam undercard

Published On Saturday, October 28, 2017By British Boxing News

Joshua Buatsi and Lawrence Okolie march on unbeaten with KO wins on Joshua vs Takam undercard

Joshua Buatsi got all six-rounds in while Lawrence Okolie finished matters early in round-three.

Frenchman Saidou Sall (10-7-2) had no answer to the London light-heavyweight, Joshua Buatsi (3-0), in Cardiff and was dropped early on in the first-round but argued that it was a slip and jumped straight back up again.

The 24-year-old from Croydon, managed by Anthony Joshua, looked sharp in the opening six-minutes and rocked Sall’s head back often with accurate head shots.

Towards the latter part of the fight, the 2016 Rio Olympian switched from the head to work on the 33-year-old Frenchman's body, tryng a different method to finish the fight.

Between rounds the confident Olympic bronze medalist didn’t even sit down, so eager to finish things off.

The travelling opponent was floored again in the final seconds but bravely managed to hear the final bell toll.

Sall displayed durability while the 2015 European bronze medalist got an important six-rounds points win in the bag.

The Ghanian caught up with his opponent post-fight in his dressing room to apologise to his wife for the six-round onslaught!


Lawrence ‘The Sauce’ Okolie (6-0) kicked off Anthony Joshua’s undercard with an impressive win over Adam Williams (1-2).

The 24-year-old Hackney crusierweight scored his fifth KO from six outings  with a crushing right-hand in the third-round.

The cruiserweight – who spars AJ in training – kept his opponent at bay with a decent jab.

The 36-year-old Mancunian, Williams, who has only been a paid puncher for four months, never looked likely to trouble the Rio 2016 Olympian.

It wasn't until the third segment that Okolie turned it on with a fast flurry of combinations that had Williams covering up but absorbing damage.

The Londoner finished matters with a crushing right hand that dropped Williams which he was never lokking likely to recover from.