Belts on The Line
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Who won Pitters vs Richards?
Craig Richards beat Shakan Pitters by technical knockout in the 9th round on Friday 18th December 2020 at Fly By Nite Rehearsal Studios in Worcestershire.
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).
Pitters vs Richards stats
Shakan Pitters stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Craig Richards made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Richards had a large advantage in power over Pitters, boosting at 53% knock out percentage over Pitters' 29%.
Shakan Pitters was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Pitters had a height advantage of 5 inches over Richards.
Both Shakan Pitters & Craig Richards fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pitters was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 9 months later than Richards, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 33 less professional rounds, 90 to Richards' 123.
Craig Richards was ranked number 8 by the WBA and 14 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Pitters vs Richards form
Pitters had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Chad Sugden on 22nd August 2020 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Production Studio, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Dec Spelman on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dmitrij Kalinovskij on 10th May 2019 by points in the 6th round at Indigo at The O2, London.
Before that, he had defeated Norbert Szekeres on 29th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Holte Suite, Villa Park, West Midlands.
He had won against Sam Smith on 2nd November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Indigo at The O2, London.
Richards had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Andre Sterling on 21st June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jake Ball on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Michal Ludwiczak on 27th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Copper Box Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Bosko Misic on 6th June 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at York Hall, London.
He had beat Ivan Stupalo on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Shakan Pitters had been fighting more than Craig Richards.
Going to this contest, Shakan Pitters had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 27 days ago, while Craig Richards' last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 28 days ago.
Pitters' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Richards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Pitters vs Richards start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:35 PM GMT at Fly By Nite Rehearsal Studios, Worcestershire, United Kingdom, which was 5:35 PM EST or 2:35 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Pitters vs Richards?
Shakan Pitters was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Craig Richards made his way into the ring at 14/5 (+280) with oddsmakers.