Richards vs Pitters Info
Craig Richards could square off against Shakan Pitters in Summer 2020 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Pitters will be defending his BBBOC British Light heavyweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Chad Sugden in August 2020. He has held this belt for 27 days.
Richards vs Pitters stats
Craig Richards would step into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Shakan Pitters would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins, with 4 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Richards would have a large advantage in power over Pitters, boosting at 53% knock out percentage over Pitters' 29%.
Craig Richards is the younger man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Pitters has a height advantage of 5 inches over Richards.
Both Craig Richards & Shakan Pitters fight out of an orthodox stance.
Richards is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Pitters, who’s first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 24 more professional rounds, 84 to Pitters' 60.
Craig Richards goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA and 15 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Richards vs Pitters form
Richards has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 defeated Bosko Misic on 6th June 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at York Hall, London.
He had won against Ivan Stupalo on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London.
Pitters remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 won against Norbert Szekeres on 29th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Holte Suite, Villa Park, West Midlands.
He had beat Sam Smith on 2nd November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Indigo at The O2, London.
In terms of recent activity, Craig Richards has been fighting more than Shakan Pitters.
Craig Richards last fought 1 year 2 months and 28 days ago, while Shakan Pitters' last outing was 27 days ago.
Richards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 2 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Pitters' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.