Emotional Joshua Buatsi and Marko Calic Spend a Moment Together After Their Fight

Published 10/05/2020, 9:31 AM EDT

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It was an amazing victory for the undefeated Joshua Buatsi as he successfully defended his WBA international light heavyweight strap against Marko Calic via TKO in their latest encounter.

Since both boxers entered the ring undefeated, they brought a lot of intensity with them. No wonder the same intensity was put on display as Joshua Buatsi became the aggressor from the very first round. He outpointed Marko Calic thoroughly and didn’t let him offer much in response.


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Finally, Buatsi had the last laugh by claiming a seventh-round TKO win over Calic to keep his title. However, it was all business inside the ring. Outside the squared circle, Buatsi and Calic showcased sportsmanship and spent some time together after their war.

Joshua Buatsi and Marko Calic respect each other

After the 12-round battle ended within seven, both boxers flaunted the war marks on their face. Receiving some brutal shots from each other, their eyes were swollen, and they were barely in the mood to rejoice after the fight.

While Buatsi defended his title, he also received some clean shots in the fight. Although they were very few, the Brit sported some major bruises on his face. That said, Calic and Buatsi spent some time hugging each other backstage.


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It was an impressive sight to see as two light heavyweight warriors showed mutual respect. Matchroom Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, posted the pictures of the post-fight segment on his official social media handles. It was enough to bring a smile on the fight fans’ faces.


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Although Calic suffered the first loss of his professional career, he can learn from it and return stronger. If Calic successfully gets back into the win column with a couple of victories, he can bag a rematch with Buatsi. Needless to say, the rematch has all the chances to go down differently.


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Raj Sarkar


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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.
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