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What time will Buatsi vs. Bolotniks fight start on Saturday, August 14th

Joshua Buatsi and Ricards Bolotniks are set to face off in the ring Saturday for the light heavyweight bout. We break down when the fight starts and how to watch the full card.

Joshua Buatsi (L) on August 13, 2021 in Brentwood, England with Ricards Bolotniks before the WBA International Light Heavyweight title fight. Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images

Saturday will feature a busy schedule of fight cards, with four different events taking place. The day will open with Matchroom closing out its Fight Camp series in Brentwood, Essex, England. The card will air via live stream at DAZN.

The card includes three different championship belts on the line and closes out with a non-title fight between light heavyweights Joshua Buatsi and Ricards Bolotniks. The main card is scheduled to get started at 2 p.m. ET and the main event should get going right around 5 p.m.

Buatsi comes into the fight with a 14-0 record while Bolotniks is 18-5-1. Buatsi won the WBA International light heavyweight title in 2018 and has successfully defended it seven times. Bolotniks has won seven straight fights that has seen him claim the WBO European light heavyweight title and successfully defend it twice.

The card features three secondary titles across the bantamweight, featherweight, and welterweight classes. Michael McKinson and Przemyslaw Runowski face off for McKinson’s WBO global welterweight title, Raymond Ford and Reece Bellotti face off for the vacant WBA continental featherweight title, and Ukashir Farooq meet Luis Gerardo Castillo for the vacant WBC International bantamweight title.

Interestingly enough, the only fight on this card with odds at DraftKings Sportsbook is Ford-Bellotti. Ford is a -450 favorite while Bellotti is a +330 underdog.

Buatsi vs. Bolotniks full card

  • Main event: Joshua Buatsi vs. Ricards Bolotniks, light heavyweight
  • Michael McKinson vs. Przemyslaw Runowski, for McKinson’s WBO global welterweight title
  • Raymond Ford vs. Reece Bellotti, for vacant WBA continental featherweight title
  • Ukashir Farooq vs. Luis Gerardo Castillo, for vacant WBC International bantamweight title
  • Joe Cordina vs. Joshuah Hernandez, junior lightweight
  • Zelfa Barrett vs. Viorel Simion, junior lightweight
  • Hopey Price vs. Claudio Grande, junior featherweights