Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Richards vs Sterling?
Craig Richards beat Andre Sterling by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 21st June 2019 at York Hall in London.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 116-111, 115-112 in favor of winner Craig Richards.
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 Ted Cheeseman beating Kieron Conway for the BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Conor Benn beat Jussi Koivula.
Richards vs Sterling stats
Craig Richards stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Andre Sterling made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Richards had advantage in power over Sterling, with a 57% knock out percentage over Sterling's 40%.
Craig Richards was the same age as Andre Sterling, at 32 years old.
Richards had a height advantage of 3 inches over Sterling.
Both Craig Richards & Andre Sterling fought out of an orthodox stance.
Richards was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Sterling, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, 123 to Sterling's 82.
Craig Richards went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA at light heavyweight.
Richards vs Sterling form
Craig Richards had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jake Ball on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Michal Ludwiczak on 27th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Copper Box Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bosko Misic on 6th June 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had defeated Ivan Stupalo on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London.
He had been beaten by Frank Buglioni on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Wales.
Richards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Richards vs Sterling start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at York Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Richards vs Sterling?
Craig Richards was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Andre Sterling made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.