Buatsi And Richards Ready To Bring It On Saturday Night

Joshua Buatsi & Craig Richards

Joshua Buatsi and Craig Richards faced-off yesterday for the final time before the weigh in and each man was in confident mood.

Bragging rights and a reward are up for grabs in Saturday’s South London derby which also doubles up as a WBA light heavyweight title eliminator.

The ice cool Buatsi (15-0,13 KOs) gave little away such is his pre-fight nature while Richards (17-2-1,10 KOs) is keen to prove his doubters wrong once again.

“The switch hasn’t flicked yet,” said Buatsi. “We are two or three days away and the switch will definitely flick.”

“I know how I want to perform on Saturday. And it’s time to show it because camp was very hard. And I’ve paid the price but someone else has got to pay it now. I’m going to bring it and I’m in it to win it. There’s no other way.”

Richards says the fights he has had to date will benefit him come the first bell at The O2 Arena in London.

“I believe all the fights that I’ve taken have put me in good stead.

“It’s not personal to Josh, I just believe that I’m the best in the division. I’m very good at adapting to fighters. I’ve got a very good IQ and it just depends on what I want to bring and what I’ve got in the toolbox that night. And I believe I’ve got the tools to get the job done on Saturday night.”

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