Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards

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Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards
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2.75
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Date: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
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Official Judging
Steve Gray 115 - 114
Yury Koptsev 115 - 113
Grzegorz Molenda 118 - 110

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Dmitry Bivol
                                                                    
9.92
10
9.96
10
9.76
9.84
10
10
9.84
9.32
9.40
9.72
Craig Richards
                                                                    
9.07
9
9.03
9
9.26
9.15
9
9
9.16
9.72
9.60
9.28


Fan Cards: Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
117
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
111


scorecard by BEAUNUITMEM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
115
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
113


scorecard by LEO MASTER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
110


scorecard by AMATEURPEDIGREE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
119
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109


scorecard by MBUCK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by CAPMAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
110


scorecard by SONNY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
110


scorecard by SONNY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
110


scorecard by MAGIC MAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
110


scorecard by DEANISBLIND
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109


scorecard by PETIEROACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
117
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
111


scorecard by PAPADIOSPULOS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
110


scorecard by ABURIUS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
119
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109


scorecard by MINIMAXBOXING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
108


scorecard by NASIFUR RAHMAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
110


scorecard by NANG2942
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
111


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
110


scorecard by ALLYBLAACK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
110


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
110


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
119
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
119
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109


scorecard by JOEYNJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
9
59
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
10
10
56


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
116
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
112


scorecard by CHAMPO2021
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
9
10
10
10
39
CRAIG RICHARDS
10
9
9
9
37


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
114
CRAIG RICHARDS
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
114


scorecard by CHRIS M95
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
118
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
110


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DMITRY BIVOL
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
117
CRAIG RICHARDS
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
111


Comments

Jarod Killian's picture

Dmitry Bivol UD

Champion97's picture

Prediction.

I'm impressed by Richards, he's improved a massive amount since he lost to Bulglioni in 2017, he needed that learning fight, but I'm impressed by Bivol, and in terms of experience, there's no comparison, with Bivol's extensive amateur background, and the level he's fought at in the last 3 years. Richards has been more active, fought at the end of 2020, has fought twice since Bivol's last fight, in late 2019, but I don't think it's enough for him to have a good shot.

Richards can box on the outside, has a great jab, doesn't rush the right hand, times it, and does damage, he judges distance, pulls back as the opponent tries to jab with him, it will be interesting see if he can make Bivol's jab fall short, but Bivol's head movement and blocking is better, and I think his defence is better overall. I think Bivol is a better outside boxer than Richards, his jab is even better, his footwork is better, he's faster in hand and foot, he's more accurate, and there's no comparison for variety. The battle of patience and tactical discipline will be interesting, both are patient fighters, don't give the opponent openings. I think Richards hits slightly harder than Bivol, Bivol's chin is questionable, but it's hard to find his chin because of his jab and footwork. Both fighters will try to win the jab battle, set up their shots with their footwork, I expect Bivol to do that, and be a step ahead for most of the fight, but I think both will try to time the counter right hand over the opponent's jab.

I think the fight will start tentatively, Richards will throw more shots, and Bivol will be reluctant to throw because he'll be wary of Richards's right hand, but he'll land the cleaner shots. I think Bivol's timing will improve after the first 2 or 3 rounds, he'll establish his jab, Richards will keep looking for the right hand, but Bivol will make adjustments with his feet, will be out of position. I think Bivol will be more aggressive in the second half, will be first with his jab, and he will throw more combinations, which will nullify Richards's counter right hand. I think Bivol will back Richards up and put him on the defensive in the second half, Richards will struggle to deal with the variety, and the momentum will be more in Bivol's favour in the late rounds than earlier in the fight.

I think Bivol wins a landslide UD, any other outcome would surprise me.

Champion97's picture

I was shocked how close this was on the cards, I agree with the Molenda, it was a landslide. Richards did great, he wasn't on Bivol's level, but he didn't come apart mentally, kept his patience and focus, he did good work to the body, and I think Bivol could have attacked the body himself, but he seemed to head hunt. Bivol boxed well considering the inactivity, I thought he controlled the fight in rounds 2-9 with his jab and footwork, he landed the jab, left hook combination, Richards wasn't prepared for that. Richards tried to out jab Bivol, he didn't neglect his jab, his jab was fast and sharp, but Bivol's blocking was great. Whenever Richards landed the right hand, Bivol responded, didn't let Richards build any momentum off it. I don't know why Bivol fought the way he did in the late rounds, he wasn't throwing his jab as much as earlier in the fight, he was pressuring Richards, but he stood in the pocket and let Richards attack the body, it didn't cost him the fight, but the fight was close on 2 cards, it would have been a draw if Richards had won another round.

Absolutely agreed. I was shocked too. I gave Richards only the tenth round. The eleventh could have gone either way but I gave it to Bivol. I really feel that British judges are amongt the worst in the world. It's like pinning the tail on the donkey for them - or playing eeny meeny miney mo.

The judges were trying to give Richards the win, Bivol wasn't impressive but the 2 cards waaay too close.