Late 2024
Potentially

O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom

10 rounds contest
@ Light Heavyweight
VS
18-4-1
19-7-1

Contest odds

Richards TBC
Draw -
Bolotniks TBC
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The tape

34
Age
34
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12TKO 7UD 12TKO 6UD 12
Form
TKO 6TKO 11TKO 10UD 10TKO 1
18
Wins
19
11
By KO
8
61
KO%
42
4
Losses
7
0
Stopped
5
1
Draws
1
2015
Debut
2013
142
Pro rounds
153

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
4
WBA
-
13
WBC
-
15
WBO
-
14
IBF
-

Richards vs Bolotniks betting preview

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Richards vs Bolotniks Head To Head

Craig Richards would step into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Ricards Bolotniks would make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Richards would have an advantage in power over Bolotniks, with a 61% knockout percentage compared to Bolotniks' 42%.

Craig Richards is the same age as Ricards Bolotniks, at 34 years old.

Both Craig Richards and Ricards Bolotniks fight out of an orthodox stance.

Richards is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 9 months later than Bolotniks, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 11 fewer professional rounds, totaling 142 compared to Bolotniks' 153.

Craig Richards goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 13 by the WBC, 15 by the WBO, and 14 by the IBF at light heavyweight.

Richards vs Bolotniks betting form

Craig Richards has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Willy Hutchinson on June 1, 2024, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was a 8/13 (-160) favorite going into the fight.

Prior to that, he had defeated Boris Crighton on February 10, 2024, by technical knockout in the 7th round at Indigo at The O2, Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Joshua Buatsi on May 21, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London. He was a 7/2 (+350) underdog going into the fight.

Before that, he had beaten Marek Matyja on October 30, 2021, by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Arena, London.

He had lost to Dmitry Bivol on May 1, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester. He was a 9/1 (+900) underdog going into the fight.

Bolotniks has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Gvozdyk on May 6, 2023, by technical knockout in the 6th round at Estadio Akron, Zapopan, Mexico. He was a 4/1 (+400) underdog going into the ring.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Joshua Buatsi on August 14, 2021, by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight eliminator fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Serge Michel on December 2, 2020, by technical knockout in the 10th round at Production Park Studios, Yorkshire.

Before that, he had beaten Hosea Burton on September 26, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Studio 69, Riga, Latvia.

He had defeated Steven Ward on December 14, 2019, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Brentwood Centre, Essex, United Kingdom. He was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the ring.

Who's been more active?

If you think ring rust and activity is a big factor in this fight, Craig Richards has been fighting more than Ricards Bolotniks.

Craig Richards last fought 6 months and 7 days ago, while Ricards Bolotniks' last outing was 1 year, 7 months and 2 days ago.

Richards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 7 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Bolotniks' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

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