Vasiliy Lomachenko v Luke Campbell: Undercard details including Joshua Buatsi and Hughie Fury

Joshua Buatsi
Joshua Buatsi

Joshua Buatsi will defend his WBA International Light-Heavyweight title against Ryan Ford on Saturday August 31 at the 02.

The bout will be one of the main undercard fights before the huge lightweight world title showdown between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

Buatsi (11-0, 9 KOs) was last seen taking out Marco Antonio Periban in four rounds on the blockbuster Joshua vs. Ruiz Jr bill at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1, marking his big US debut with a ruthless stoppage win in the Big Apple. 


Fight card: Saturday August 31, O2

Live on Sky Sports Box Office

  • Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) v Luke Campbell (20-2, 16 KOs)
    WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine lightweight world titles
  • Joshua Buatsi (11-0, 9 KOs) v Ryan Ford
    WBA International Light-Heavyweight title
  • Hughie Fury (23-2, 13 KOs) v Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs)
  • Charlie Edwards (15-1, 6 KOs) v Julio Cesar Martinez (14-1, 11 KOs)
    WBC Flyweight title
  • Joe Cordina (9-0, 7 KOs) v Gavin Gwynne (11-0, 1 KO)
    British and Commonwealth Lightweight title
  • Savannah Marshall (6-0, 4 KOs) v TBC

The undefeated Croydon star took a step-up in class against the seasoned Periban and was eager to impress, dropping the Mexican and then finishing the fight with a barrage of punches to earn his sixth successive win inside the distance.

Ford, a former opponent of Fedor Chudinov and Avni Yildrim, has never been stopped in 20 career fights and the former MMA fighter, hailing from Edmonton in Canada, picked up the WBC International Silver Light-Heavyweight title in his last fight. 

"I'm fighting a tough, durable opponent on August 31 in the form of Ryan Ford," said Buatsi. "He's never been stopped in his 20 professional fights and he's got some good experience against some top names. He's an ex MMA fighter so he'll know how to handle himself.

"If I can become the first fighter to stop him then I'll be very happy. As always, it's about getting the win at all costs. I'm there to get the job done and I'm looking forward to the challenge."

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