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Buatsi vs Richards LIVE! Boxing result, fight stream, latest news, updates and reaction

Buatsi vs Richards - LIVE!

Joshua Buatsi extended his unbeaten professional record with a deserved points victory over Craig Richards at the O2 Arena.

It was an all-south London boxing affair and Buatsi took control of the bout from the opening round and swiftly opened up a wide advantage on the cards by the halfway stage.

Richards had his man rocked in the eighth and tried to force the issue, but Buatsi responded with a big right hand of his own as both looked unstead on their feet.

Going into the last round, Richards needed a stoppage and that proved beyond him as Buatsi was given the decision 116-112 by one judge and 115-113 by the other two.

Earlier in the night, Robbie Davies Jr was perhaps fortunate to get a points decision over Javier Molina, while Ellie Scotney cruised to an incredibly impressive points win over former world champion Maria Cecilia Roman.

Alen Babic and Adam Balski had a fight to remember, which somehow went the full ten rounds as Babic got the decision - he was knocked down just 20 seconds into the bout but recovered well. Chantelle Cameron had a far less eventful ten rounds as she eased to a points win.

Boxing schedule and results

Joshua Buatsi bt Craig Richards

Chantelle Cameron bt Victoria Moelia Bustos

Alen Babic bt Adam Balski

Ellie Scotney bt Maria Cecilia Roman

Robbie Davies Jr bt Javier Molina

Cheavon Clarke bt Pawel Martyniuk

Cyrus Pattinson bt Dimitri Trenei

John Hedges bt Robert Balturu

Shiloh Defreitas bt Iliyan Markov