Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Joshua Buatsi Vs Craig Richards

Where? When? How to watch? We've got you covered ahead of a top night of boxing in the capital
06:55, 16 May 2022

We’re going to be treated to a south London derby in the capital this weekend when Joshua Buatsi and Craig Richards collide at the O2 Arena. 

The undefeated Buatsi will be looking to put on a show against former world title challenger Richards, who proved he belonged among the light-heavyweight's best last May, putting in a valiant effort in defeat against recent Canelo conqueror Dmitry Bivol.

Elsewhere on the card, popular heavyweight Alen Babic looks to extend his knockout streak, Chantelle Cameron defends her super-lightweight titles, while Robbie Davies Jr and Ellie Scotney also make appearances. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Where: O2 Arena, London

When: Saturday 21st May

How To Watch: DAZN. The card is set to begin at 7pm (UK time), with the ring walks for the main event expected at approximately 10.30pm depending on the length of the undercard. 

Tale of the Tape:

Buatsi

Place Of Birth: Accra, Ghana

Residence: Croydon, London

Age: 29

Alias: Just Business 

Record: 15-0 (13) 

Height: 6’2’’

Reach: 74½’’ 

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Buatsi inflicted an 11th-round knockout over Ricards Bolotniks to stay on course for a world light-heavyweight title fight last August at the Matchroom HQ in Brentwood.

Richards

Place Of Birth: London

Residence: Crystal Palace, London

Age: 32

Alias: Spider

Record: 17-2-1 (10) 

Height: 6’1’’

Reach: 73’’ 

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Richards stopped Poland’s Marek Matyja inside six rounds on the undercard of Chantelle Cameron’s title fight against Mary McGee in October at the O2 Arena.

What They Say:

Buatsi

 “The crowd are going to be in for a treat. I am coming to win and nothing else, I am sure Richards is doing the same.

“He had a close fight with [Dmitry] Bivol so will want to make things straight, but I have other plans. Win well and then push onto the world title by any means necessary.”

Richards

“We’re two top tier fighters from the UK. This is one of the biggest domestic clashes for a long time.

“Nobody is going to stop me from fulfilling my destiny of becoming a world champion.

“He is a solid competitor and will be coming to win, but I am confident and believe I have the tools to get the job done.

Full Card (Subject To Change):

Joshua Buatsi vs Craig Richards

Chantelle Cameron vs Victoria Noelia Bustos (WBC and IBF female super-lightweight titles)

Alen Babic vs Adam Balski

Robbie Davies Jr vs Javier Molina

Ellie Scotney vs Maria Cecilia Roman

Cheavon Clarke vs Piotr Podlucki

John Hedges vs TBA

Shiloh Defreitas vs TBA

Betfred Odds (Subject To Change): 

Buatsi: 1/5

Draw: 20/1

Richards: 4/1

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