On Saturday evening on the O2 in Greenwich London, Joshua Buatsi remained on target for a shot on the WBA mild heavyweight title by securing a hard-earned unanimous factors victory over the robust former world title challenger Craig Spider Richards 17-3 (10 Ko’s.) Buatsi, 174lbs bought off to the busier begin, out working the extra conservative Richards with quick flurries behind the jab, Richards managed to land eye catching counters all through the early rounds however boxed too economically to pinch the rounds. Buatsi and Richards engaged extra via the center rounds because the bout turned much more fan pleasant. Buatsi appeared in management by the seventh however was permitting Richards alternatives to slip again in by easing off the fuel. Richards capitalised on this within the eighth when he shook Buatsi up with a brief uppercut, Joshua weathered the storm and survived the session by closing the gap and smothering Craigs work. Joshua turned the tables within the tenth a harm Richards on a few events forcing the underdog to create distance and survive, Buatsi remained reluctant to hurry in and opted to land selective photographs from vary. Buatsi was warned on a few events for low punching however managed to harm Richards with reputable physique photographs. Each fighters determined to face and commerce within the closing session in what was a final ditch try and catch the eyes of the ringside judges after such a energetic battle. Buatsi was given the nod by scores of 116-112 (Jan Christiansen) 115-113 (Gustavo Padilla) and 115-113 (Bob Williams) Richards gracious in defeat praised Buatsi for the artful approach he survived when harm within the eighth and coming again sturdy in the direction of the nearer. Buatsi had equal reward for Richards who nonetheless stays an lively participant after such a recreation and energetic exhibiting. Buatsi made it clear that he’s completely prepared for a world title shot now towards whoever it could be. Joshua confirmed plenty of maturity on this battle and confirmed how versatile he may be on the highest degree.