Defiant Buglioni overwhelms brave Craig Richards to make second defence of British title.
In a second defence of his British light heavyweight title, former world title challenger Frank Buglioni 20-2-1 (15 Ko's) overwhelmed unbeaten challenger Craig Richards 10-0 (4 Ko's) over 12, in a highly entertaining fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff tonight.. Buglioni started off strongly, in an attempt to stamp his authority on former sparring partner Richards, forcing the challenger into survival mode for the first couple of sessions... In the third Richards began to relax and pick some sneaky counters of his own, making Buglioni appear white mechanical. Buglioni always maintained a lead, but a lack of head movement and punch variety, saw Richards still hanging around into the later rounds. Buglioni who was cut from round 3 onwards, continued to outgun Craig, coming within an ace of a late stoppage with his consistent pressure .. The brave Richards deserved to complete the distance but looked heavily weathered at the bell..
Judges Howard Foster and Steve Grey scored it 117-111
With Victor Loughlan scoring it 116-113..