Joshua Buatsi will face Craig Richards on May 21 at the O2 Arena. Here, you will know when where and how to watch the Buatsi vs Richards fight along with fight cards and prediction.
Joshua Buatsi is a former champion of the WBA International light heavyweight division. He has also held the 175-pound British championship, and he won his most recent fight against Ricards Bolotniks in August of 2021.
He has gone to 15-0 as a professional and earned a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Since Buatsi stopped Ricards Bolotniks in the 11th round of their fight in August of last year, he has not competed in a boxing match.
Craig Richards won the British championship in December 2020, but he then lost it in a title match against Dmitry Bivol in May 2021. After that, he didn’t win again until he defeated Marek Matyja in October of last year.
Richards has lost against Frank Buglioni and Dmitry Bivol. Richards was impressive in the latter rounds in the loss to Bivol. Canelo Alvarez’s recent loss against Bivol revealed Russia’s strength at 175lbs.
When and Where is Joshua Buatsi vs Craig Richards?
The fight will be held on Saturday, May 21
The undercards will start at 2 p.m. ET. The ring walk of the main event is scheduled to start at 5.15 p.m. ET
The fight will be held at place at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London. The venue has a capacity of 20,000 people. You can watch the event from the venue with the tickets.
How to Watch Joshua Buatsi vs Craig Richards Online?
DAZN will show the live stream of the Buatsi vs Richards on their platform. DAZN is the biggest platform to show all the latest and biggest boxing events around the world. They will cover the event in more than 200 countries of the world. You will need to pay $19.99 to watch the event there.
Joshua Buatsi’s Record And Bio:
- Nationality: British
- Date of birth: March 14, 1993
- Height: 6′ 2″
- Reach: 74″
- Total fights: 15
- Record: 15-0 (13 KOs)
Craig Richards’s Record And Bio:
- Nationality: British
- Date of birth: April 30, 1990
- Height: 6′ 1″
- Reach: 73″
- Total fights: 20
- Record: 17-2-1 (10 KOs)
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Buatsi vs. Richards Prediction:
This isn’t a trap fight for Buatsi. He’ll get in trouble if he doesn’t take Richard’s seriously, but he’s demonstrated he can pass his greatest test. Richards starts slowly. So he’ll either take a lot of blows early or fall hopelessly behind.
Richards has fought world-class opponents, but he hasn’t demonstrated the style or features to derail Buatsi’s rise. Buatsi will take an early lead and may score a knockout.Richards’ objective is to look for body shots and test Buatsi’s conditioning. Prediction: Joshua Buatsi will win the fight.