Joshua Buatsi Earned Bragging Rights In His Battle With Craig Richards
Joshua Buatsi moved a step closer to a shot at a light-heavyweight world title as he came out on top in his showdown with Craig Richards.
The two fighters went head to head at The O2 Arena in London, and it didn't take Buatsi long to get his rhythm going as he begun to dominate proceedings.
Richards had pockets of success, but it was Buatsi that dominated the majority of the action, closing the fight in convincing fashion as he landed a number of hard shots that Richards did well to absorb.
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Both men gave absolutely everything in the final round, but with it going the distance, it appeared there would only be one winner. The judges scored it 116-112, 115-113, 115-113, as Buatsi claimed the win against his London rival.
Elsewhere on the card, Chantelle Cameron retained her WBC, IBF and Ring Magazine super-lightweight titles as she defeated Victoria Bustos by unanimous decision. Cameron was dominant in the fight, with all three judges scoring it 100-90 in her favour.
Alen Babic came out on top in an unbelievable fight, as he overcame Adam Balski on points. There were also victories for Robbie Davies Jnr, Ellie Scotney, Chev Clarke, John Hedges, Cyrus Pattinson and Shiloh Defreitas.