Buatsi eyes payday on Joshua card after brutal win over Conroy to land British light-heavyweight crown

JOSHUA BUATSI’S win over Liam Conroy may propel him on to the card of Anthony Joshua’s clash with Jarrell Miller.

Buatsi left Conroy face-down on the canvas to claim the British light heavyweight title on Saturday night.

Buatsi eyes payday on Joshua card after brutal win over Conroy to land British light-heavyweight crown2 Joshua Buatsi was devastating as he beat Liam Conroy to win the British title

And promoter Eddie Hearn revealed the new champ could follow his manager AJ to New York in June.

Hearn said: “This young man is so, so special — spiteful and composed.

"I’m so excited about his future. The elite level are all excellent fighters. I believe Buatsi has the ability to beat them all.

“We would love him to box on the Anthony Joshua card. He’s a special talent.”

Buatsi extended his record to 10-0 after twice toppling Conroy in round three at London’s Copper Box.

Another AJ-managed prospect, cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie, stopped Wadi Camacho in four rounds. He moved to 12-0 after a right hand sent Camacho tumbling.

Okolie defended his British titles while winning back the Commonwealth belt he relinquished last year.

Charlie Edwards — who pulled off an upset in December to claim the WBC flyweight world title off Cristofer Rosales — put in a top display in his first defence against Angel Moreno.

I’m so excited about his future. The elite level are all excellent fighters. I believe Buatsi has the ability to beat them all.

Eddie Hearn

Despite an underwhelming offensive showing from the Spanish challenger, the champ showcased speed, timing and accuracy on the way to a unanimous points win.

Croydon boxer Edwards, who has fought at flyweight and superfly, insists he will win titles in multiple weights.

He said: “I want to build a legacy for the British boxing fans. Whoever is next, I’m ready. I want to unify.

“I’m obsessed with bettering myself day in, day out. This is a dream come true.

“I am going to be a multi-weight world champion — mark my words.”

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Buatsi eyes payday on Joshua card after brutal win over Conroy to land British light-heavyweight crownGetty Images – Getty2 Joshua Buatsi was hailed as a special talent after his KO defeat of Liam Conroy

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