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Shakan Pitters vs Craig Richards - Tensions are running high ahead of British light-heavyweight clash

Published On Wednesday, December 16, 2020By British Boxing News

Shakan Pitters and Craig Richards engage in war of words ahead of Friday fight night

Their last e-press conference descended into a war of words, would it be different this time?

Champion Shakan Pitters and Challenger Craig Richards again went for it ahead of their big showdown this Friday (18 December) at the Fly By Nite TV studio in Redditch, exclusively LIVE and FREE on Channel 5.

Birmingham’s undefeated Pitters defends his British Light-Heavyweight title for the first time against London rival Richards in the final domestic title fight of the year and highly anticipated Christmas cracker.

The fight has been postponed three times since last December and delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but finally the bitter rivals will get it on once and for all this Friday night and with both boxers holed up in the fight hotel in Redditch, tensions are running high.

Press conference host Danny Flexen from Seconds Out couldn’t separate them in the first e-presser back in September and was relishing the prospect of moderating the second round.



"He doesn’t know what it feels like to win anymore. His last fights have been a struggle for him"

"I’m going to punch him out"

"Where’s your promoter? He hasn’t mentioned you or anything. I kind of feel for you. He’s left you out in the cold."

"You’re like a 50 year old journeyman"



"He’s stepping up with a proper operator at his level we’ll see how good he is"

"He’s going to have a rude awakening on Friday night… It will end within the distance"

"You know you’re going to get beaten up"

"Why are your legs always buckling everytime you get hit"


Watch the e-presser here: 

The British Light-Heavyweight title showdown between Birmingham’s Shakan Pitters against Crystal Palace’s Craig Richards headlines the Hennessy Sports fight night, exclusively live on free-to-air Channel 5.  Chief support features the Midlands Area Middleweight Title between Coventry’s River Bent and Burntwood’s Troy Coleman, plus the Southern Area Super-Flyweight Title between Bexleyheath’s Sammy Cantwell and Southampton’s Ricky Little.  The undercard features unbeaten Irish super-lightweight sensation Stephen McKenna who takes on Plymouth's Des Newton; Sevenoaks super-welterweight Michael Hennessy Jr. and Birmingham middleweight Idris Virgo takes on Walsall Kearon Thomas.

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