Two of the sharpest light heavyweights today will face off in a battle for bragging rights. Joshua Buatsi fights Craig Richards on May 21 from inside the O2 Arena in London.
A bronze medalist in the 2016 Olympics, Buatsi made his pro debut in 2017 inside the O2. He won the WBA International light heavyweight title in 2018 and the British light heavyweight title in 2019. In his last fight, in August 2021, Buatsi beat Ricards Bolotņiks via TKO. It was his 10th win in a row via some form of knockout.
Richards made his pro debut in 2015. "Spider" won the British light heavyweight title in December 2020 against Shakan Pitters, in his second attempt at the title. He lost to Dmitry Bivol in May 2021 in an attempt to capture the WBA light heavyweight title. Richards rebounded in his last fight, beating Marek Matyja via TKO in October.
Here is a complete guide to Buatsi vs. Richards, including the start time, fight card, updated betting odds and more.
When is Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards?
- Date: Saturday, May 21
- Start time: 7p.m. BST | 2 p.m. ET
- Main event: 10:15 p.m. BST | 5:15 p.m. ET (approximate)
Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards will take place Saturday, May 21. The main card is expected to start at 7 p.m. BST | 2 p.m. ET. Buatsi and Richards should make their way to the ring around 10:15 p.m. BST | 5:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards
- Live stream: DAZN
The prelims and the main card for Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards will be available through the DAZN app.
Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards price: How much does Buatsi vs. Richards cost?
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99, $20 in Canada, £7.99 in the U.K.
- DAZN annual subscription: $99.99, $150 in Canada
To watch Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards, viewers can purchase a DAZN monthly subscription ($19.99) or annual subscription ($99.99).
Where is Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards?
Buatsi vs. Richards will take place at O2 Arena in London. The arena can hold up to 20,000 people. Buatsi had his first professional fight inside the building. Richards won the WBA International light heavyweight title there.
Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards betting odds
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, Buatsi is the -550 favorite, meaning a $550 wager will result in a $100 profit. Richards is the +350 underdog, meaning a wager of $100 will result in a $350 profit.
Joshua Buatsi record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Born: March 14, 1993
- Height: 6-2
- Reach: 74.5 inches
- Total fights: 15
- Record: 15-0 (13 KOs)
Craig Richards record and bio
- Nationality: English
- Born: April 30, 1990
- Height: 6-1
- Reach: 73 inches
- Total fights: 20
- Record: 17-2-1 (10 KOs)
Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards fight card
- Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards; light heavyweights
- Alen Babic vs. Adam Balski for the WBC (Silver) bridgerweight title
- Chantelle Cameron (c) vs. Vitoria Bustos for the WBC and IBF super lightweight titles
- Robbie Davies Jr. (c) vs. Javier Molina for the WBA Continental super lightweight title
- Ellie Scotney vs. Maria Cecilia Roman; super bantamweights