Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Richards vs Matyja?
Craig Richards beat Marek Matyja by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 30th October 2021 at O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Chantelle Cameron beating Mary McGee. Also, on the undercard Alen Babic defeated Eric Molina.
Richards vs Matyja stats
Craig Richards stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marek Matyja made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Richards had advantage in power over Matyja, with a 56% knock out percentage over Matyja's 45%.
Craig Richards was the older man by 31 years, at 31 years old.
Matyja had a height advantage of 1 inch over Richards.
Both Craig Richards & Marek Matyja fought out of an orthodox stance.
Richards was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 11 months later than Matyja, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 111 to Matyja's 137.
Craig Richards went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA at light heavyweight.
Richards vs Matyja form
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 lost to Dmitry Bivol on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Andre Sterling on 21st June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had won against Jake Ball on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Michal Ludwiczak on 27th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Copper Box Arena, London.
Richards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Richards vs Matyja start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Richards vs Matyja?
Craig Richards was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Marek Matyja made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.