May 21 2022
Saturday

The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
15-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 116-112
  • 115-113
  • 115-113
UD 12
17-2-1

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The tape

29
Age
32
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOTKOTKOKOTKO
Form
TKOUDTKOPTSUD
15
Wins
17
13
By KO
10
87
KO%
59
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
1
2017
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

9
The Ring
-
3
WBA
7
4
WBC
14
6
WBO
-
2
IBF
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Joshua Buatsi vs Craig Richards report

Who won Buatsi vs Richards?

Joshua Buatsi beat Craig Richards by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st May 2022 at The O2 Arena in London.

The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 115-113, 115-113 in favor of winner Joshua Buatsi.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Also, on the undercard Robbie Davies Jnr was victorious over Javier Molina, Chantelle Cameron beat Victoria Noelia Bustos and Alen Babic defeated Adam Balski.

Buatsi vs Richards stats

Joshua Buatsi stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Craig Richards made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Buatsi had a large advantage in power over Richards, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Richards' 59%.

Joshua Buatsi was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.

Buatsi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Richards.

Both Joshua Buatsi & Craig Richards fought out of an orthodox stance.

Buatsi was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 1 month later than Richards, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 46 less professional rounds, 77 to Richards' 123.

Joshua Buatsi went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 2 by the IBF at light heavyweight.

Craig Richards was ranked number 7 by the WBA and 14 by the WBC in the 175lb division.

Buatsi vs Richards form

Buatsi remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Ricards Bolotniks on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight eliminator fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.

Going into that contest, he had won against Marko Calic on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

Before that, he had beat Ryan Ford on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.

He had defeated Marco Antonio Periban on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Richards had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Marek Matyja on 30th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had 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.

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

Hehad beat Jake Ball on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joshua Buatsi had been fighting more than Craig Richards.

Going to this contest, Joshua Buatsi had last fought 9 months and 8 days ago, while Craig Richards' last outing had been 6 months and 22 days ago.

Buatsi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.

Richards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What time did Buatsi vs Richards start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Buatsi vs Richards?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:00 PM (BTS).

What were the odds on Buatsi vs Richards?

Joshua Buatsi was a 21/100 (-476) favourite going into the contest, while Craig Richards made his way into the ring at 82/25 (+328) with oddsmakers.

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