Joshua Buatsi wins decision over Craig Richards to inch closer to title shot
What we got was an action-packed fight between the two British light-heavyweights, but it was the skill of Buatsi that proved to be too much as he won by unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113). DAZN had it scored 116-112 for Buatsi.
The bout was a WBA title eliminator. With Richards out of the way, Buatsi (16-0, 13 KOs) made it clear that he's ready for a title shot against WBA (super) champion Dmitry Bivol.
"I want the world title shot next, Buatsi bluntly said in his post-fight interview.
It is unknown as to what Bivol is going to do next after upsetting Canelo Alvarez at the beginning of May. Alvarez has a rematch clause, but he hasn't declared what he'll do next.
Here's what happened between Joshua Buatsi and Craig Richards.