Joshua Buatsi is being talked about as the next big thing at light heavyweight. He passes the eyeball-test with flying colors and he seems to have serious power to go along with his skills. He has only had 11 fights and is already ranked nr 27 on Boxrec. His last 6 wins have all come inside the distance with some remarkable knockout wins. This is a step up for him against Ryan Ford who is a proven tough canadien fighter. He has 4 losses but has never been stopped. His losses have all come against moderate to good opposition in Avni Yildirim, Nick Hanning, Andrey Sirotkin and Fedor Chudinov. Ryan Ford has a lot of physical strength and he takes a good punch, but he has never been in with a puncher like Joshua Buatsi before
Buatsi is just way too sharp for someone at the level of Ryan Ford at this stage of their careers. If Ford has good conditioning he might be able to go the distance as he is a gritty fighter. If he is less than fully prepared he will get clipped and stopped. Either way he will not be victorious. The Pick is Joshua Buatsi to win this fight.