May 01 2021
Saturday

Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest
@ Light Heavyweight
17-0-0

est. ringwalk:

2021-05-01T21:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

UK - Sat 6:00pm / US - Sat 2:00pm EST

16-1-1

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Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
30
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 12
Form
TKO 9UD 12TKO 3TKO 2KO 3
17
Wins
16
11
By KO
9
65
KO%
56
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
1
2014
Debut
2015
124
Pro rounds
93

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

2
The Ring
-
-
WBA
5
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
12
-
IBF
7

Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards preview

When is Bivol vs Richards?

Dmitry Bivol will face the challenge of Craig Richards on Saturday 1st May 2021 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest is for the WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.

This fight will appear on the undercard of Dereck Chisora's and Joseph Parker's clash. Also, on the undercard will be Katie Taylor's and Natasha Jonas' fight, Chris Eubank Jr's and Marcus Morrison's contest and James Tennyson's and Jovanni Straffon's bout.

Bivol vs Richards stats

Dmitry Bivol steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Craig Richards will make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 9 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Bivol has a slight advantage in power over Richards, with a 65% knock out percentage over Richards' 56%.

Dmitry Bivol is the same age as Craig Richards, at 30 years old.

Richards has a height advantage of 1 inch over Bivol.

Both Dmitry Bivol & Craig Richards fight out of an orthodox stance.

Bivol's experience as a professional fighter is relatively equal to Richards', having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 6 months earlier than Richards, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 31 more professional rounds, 124 to Richards' 93.

Dmitry Bivol goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING at light heavyweight.

Craig Richards is currently ranked number 5 by the WBA, 12 by the WBO and 7 by the IBF in the 175lb division.

Bivol vs Richards form

Bivol remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Lenin Castillo on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Joe Smith Jr on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jean Pascal on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

Before that, he had beat Isaac Chilemba on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

He had defeated Sullivan Barrera on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Richards has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Shakan Pitters on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Fly By Nite Rehearsal Studios, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Andre Sterling on 21st June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jake Ball on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had beat Michal Ludwiczak on 27th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Copper Box Arena, London.

He had won against Bosko Misic on 6th June 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at York Hall, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Craig Richards has been fighting more than Dmitry Bivol.

Dmitry Bivol last fought 1 year, 6 months and 11 days ago, while Craig Richards' last outing was 4 months and 5 days ago.

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

Richards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.8 rounds on average.

What time does Bivol vs Richards start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which is 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who is showing Bivol vs Richards?

Bivol vs Richards will be broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight will be broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

How do you stream Bivol vs Richards?

You don’t need to be a Sky customer to stream Bivol vs Richards. Sky allow you to stream their pay-per-view cards via the Sky Sports Box Office app for Android or Apple. They also have a web player you can use. You’ll need to sign-up and pay online before logging in.

The whole event costs £19.95.

In the US you can stream Bivol vs Richards via the DAZN app and platform. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others. Note: You save over 60% if you pay for a full year of DAZN.

1 month of DAZN is $19.99, while 1 year costs $99.99.

What are the odds on Bivol vs Richards?

Dmitry Bivol is currently 1/33 (-3333) to win the clash outright, while you can get 10/1 (+1000) on Craig Richards if you fancy the massive upset.

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