JOSHUA BUATSI faces his biggest test yet when he takes on Craig Richards in a big South London battle at the O2 Arena.
The Rio 2016 Olympian has had a pretty smooth career so far and is undefeated in 15 fights.
Richards, on the other hand, is 17-2, with his last loss last year at the hands of Dmitry Bivol, who just conquered Canelo Alvarez.
The former British light heavyweight champion gave Bivol one of his most competitive fights as a pro, and he thinks it will be too much for Buatsi.
Buatsi has seen his career stalled on several occasions due to injury, but the 29-year-old is hoping to challenge for a world title within the next 12 months.
Richards wants the same, however, and will work to thwart his fellow south Londoner’s plans when they meet.
When is Buatsi vs. Richards?
- Buatsi’s big clash with Richards will take place on Saturday, May 21.
- The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London.
- The main card will begin from 7 p.m., with main event ring walks scheduled for around 10 p.m. UK time.
What channel is it on and can it be streamed live?
- Buatsi vs Richards will be shown live on DAZN in the UK.
- You can live stream the clash from the DAZN app, which is available to download on your mobile device or tablet.
Buatsi vs. Richards FULL CARD
- Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards
- Alen Babic vs. Adam Balski
- Chantelle Cameron vs Victoria Bustos
- Robbie Davies Jr vs. Javier Molina
- Ellie Scotney vs. Maria Cecilia Roman
- John Hedges vs. Robert Baltaru
- Cheavon Clarke vs. Pawel Martynuk
- Shiloh Defreitas vs. Iliyan Markov
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What was said?
“The crowd is going to enjoy it” Bouatsi mentioned.
“I come to win and nothing else, I’m sure Richards does the same.
“He had a close fight with Bivol, so he’ll want to work things out, but I have other plans. Win well and then push for the world title by any means necessary.”
“We are two top fighters from the UK,” said richard. “It’s one of the biggest domestic clashes in a long time.
“No one will stop me from fulfilling my destiny of becoming world champion.
“He’s a solid competitor and he’ll come to win, but I’m confident and believe I have the tools to do the job.”
Davies Jr vs. Molina – Round 1
Solid start to the fight for Molina, who buckles the knees of Davies Jr with a solid right hand.
Davies Jr tries to tie things up but Molina pushes him away and comes up with piercing punches.
Nice shot to the body of Molina, who goes up in the wake.
Davies Jr lands a nice left hook but Molina catches it as he goes in for a second down.
Davies Jr vs. Molina – Round 1
We’re underway here with the first fight on the DAZN show as Davies Jr takes a step forward against former Olympian Molina.
Should be a good one.
Robbie Davies Jr vs. Javier Molina
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So far we’ve had Chev Clarke and John Hedges Jr in action, with both picking up vital wins.
- Shiloh Defreitas defeated. Iliyan Markov UD6
- John Hedges Jr def. Robert Baltaru TKO3
- Cyrus Pattinson defeats. Dimitri Trenel TKO3
- Chev Clarke beats. Pawel Martinyiuk TKO2
Welcome to Buatsi against Richards
Hello and welcome to SunSport’s live coverage of Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards at the O2 Arena!
It’s a big night for the pair, born and bred in south London, as they face off in a big domestic battle just a few miles from where they both grew up.
The winner will undoubtedly continue to fight for world titles, the loser will have to rebuild.
Elsewhere on tonight’s card we’ll have Ellie Scotney, Robbie Davies Jr, Chantelle Cameron and Alan Babic in action.
So kick back and relax, we’ve got all the action waiting for you over the next few hours.