Joshua Buatsi vs Ricards Bolotniks fight details time date TV channel undercard schedule venue betting odds predictions ring walks and live stream info oddschecker boxrec dazn

Joshua Buatsi vs Ricards Bolotniks fight details - time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds, predictions, ring walks and live stream info

Published On Tuesday, June 22, 2021By Tim Rickson

All the details you need to watch the Joshua Buatsi vs Ricards Bolotniks title fight

'Just Business' vs 'The Lion'

BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch Joshua Buatsi (14-0, 12KOs) clash with Ricards Bolotniks (18-5-1, 8KOs) on the 226th day of the year.

All the details you could possibly need to watch the entire Fight Camp Week Three event below:

 

Date

The bout takes place on Saturday, August 14.

 

Venue

The Matchroom Sport HQ in Brentwood, Essex.

 

Rounds scheduled

12x three-minute rounds at light-heavyweight (175lbs).

 

Titles

Buatsi makes a seventh defence of his WBA International light-heavyweight title.

 

Ringwalks

The ringwalks for the main event are expected from 10pm UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.

 

TV Coverage

Coverage will be shown exclusively on DAZN and you can sign up here

 

Live Stream

You can watch online via the DAZN app 

BBN are providing LIVE updates on the night HERE

 

Price

The event is free to DAZN subscribers, which costs it's members just £1.99 per month.

 

Undercard Highlights

Undefeated Michael McKinson (20-0, 2KOs) makes the first defence of his WBO Global welterweight title to once-beaten Polish puncher Przemyslaw Runowski (19-1, 5KOs).

British fight fans will remember the 27-year-old Central European, known as 'Kosiarz', from his valiant effort against Josh Kelly in 2019, where he took the Olympian the distance despite suffering three knockdowns.

Portsmouth's McKinson is called 'The Problem' for good reason - he is tricky southpaw who doesn't give much away to opponents. He hasn't scored a stoppage for almost four years and his last six wins have all gone the 10-round distance, but he did knock down Chris Kongo in the opening round of his last fight in March this year.

McKinson is currently ranked fourth with the WBO, with superstars Mikey Garcia; Shawn Porter; Vergil Ortiz ahead of him, as well as reigning champion Terence Crawford - all potential fights in the future!

 

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Background

August 14 will see the conclusion of Matchroom's successful Fight Camp series, which kicked off their game-changing global five-year deal with DAZN in the UK.

Ranked in the top 10 with all five governing bodies, Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi makes a seventh defence of his WBA International title to latest chalenger Ricards Bolotniks, who comes in fresh from his Golden Contract tournament triumph.

'The Latvian Lion' upset Brits Steven Ward (12-0 at the time) and Tyson Fury's cousin Hosea Burton (25-1 at the time) to reach the Golden Contract final in December last year. In the final, he gave German Serge Michel (11-1 at the time) a count in the fifth round and a knockdown in the 10th, which prompted his corner to throw in the towel. His fantastic tournament run saw him defeat three top opponents with a combined record of 48-2.

He is the reigning WBO European light-heavyweight champion riding on a seven-fight winning streak presently. Three of his defeats and one draw came within his first two years and eight contests of his career, but has only lost twice in his last 16 contests.

Croydon's Buatsi is a big star in Britain after his success as an amateur and his star quality in and out of the ring. The university graduate stopped four of his first six opponents within his first year in the pro ranks, then won WBA International title in just his seventh contest which sparked a run of three first-round KO wins. He then won the British title to go 10-0 in March 2019.

He has stopped his last nine opponents and could take that double figures if he can conquer Ricards inside the distance, who has been stopped three time before. However, the Latvian is in-form right now and full of confidence with his recent run of fine victories, to set up a fantastic fight with unbeaten Buatsi.

 

Quotes

Matchroom Boxing Chairman Eddie Hearn said: "I'm delighted to begin our game-changing partnership with the leading global sports streaming platform DAZN with another sizzling summer of Fight Camp action from our stunning HQ in Brentwood, Essex. Last year's line up had it all – and this year's series is set to be even bigger and better with addition of fans. Rising Light-Heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi takes a huge step up when he takes on the MTK Global Golden Contract winner Richard Bolotniks at the top of Week 3. Watch it around the world live and exclusively on DAZN!"

 

Predictions

Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “It's interesting that these two are ranked 11 and 12 with BoxRec right not.

“Bolotniks is enjoying a good run of results right now, his career has really taken off in the last couple of years. His performances in the Golden Contract tournament were brilliant and he thoroughly deserved to win.

“Against Buatsi, I can't see him winning. I know that Buatsi's last fight was a bit of a 'No Contest' as Dos Santos was well overmatched and shouldn't have even been in there with him. Although some spectators saw weaknesses and worrying signs in the fight with Marko Calic, some scoring the fight in favour of Calic before the stoppage, I'm not so sceptical because it was a worthy opponent and a good win, in my eyes.

“Buatsi has never been taken past the seventh round and I think he'll continue that stat with a stoppage in the first half of the contest."

 

Rankings

Buatsi: WBC #4; WBA #2; IBF #3; WBO #7; IBO #8; BoxRec #11

Bolotniks: WBO #5; IBO #6; BoxRec #12

 

Stats

Buatsi
Age: 28
Bouts: 14
Rounds: 54
KOs: 85.71%
Height: 6' 2"

Bolotniks
Age: 31
Bouts: 24
Rounds: 128
KOs: 33.33%
Height: 6' 1"

 

Official Weights

Check back here on Friday 13

 

Betting Odds

Buatsi: 1/7
Bolotniks: 11/2
Draw: 25/1

 

Interesting Fact

Joshua Buatsi graduated with a 2:1 university degree in Sports Science.

 

Running Order

Main Event
Joshua Buatsi vs Ricards Bolotniks
12x3 WBA International light-heavyweight title

Chief Support
Michael McKinson vs Przemyslaw Runowski
10x3 WBO Global welterweight title

Undercard
Raymond Ford vs Reece Bellotti
10x3 Featherweight contest

Savannah Marshall vs TBA
10x2 WBO World Female middleweight contest

Kash Farooq vs TBA
10x3 WBC International Silver bantamweight title

Felix Cash vs TBA
8x3 Middleweight contest

Tasha Jonas vs TBA
8x2 Lightweight contest

Hopey Price vs TBA
6x3 Super-bantamweight contest

 

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