Craig Richards thought he had won his light heavyweight bout with Joshua Buatsi on Saturday night.
The two Britons fought at the O2 Arena in London in a WBA eliminator that in theory sets up a title challenge against current champion Dmitry Bivol.
That fight might be tough to make with Bivol currently open to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez exercising a rematch clause as he pursues his second belt at 175lbs.
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Regardless, the victory for Buatsi gives him potentially massive progress in his career, and Richards told DAZN after the fight that he believed he had the edge.
“I did. I thought I'd done enough,” he said in the ring.
“I was a bit disappointed. I thought I finished strong.”
However, he praised the winner, saying: “Credit to Joshua, a hell of a fighter. He got the nod today. Congratulations to him.”