Age 17 boxer started his career on April 1928 building a record of 95-25-10 over 16 years, last fighting 0 ago in April 1945. The longest win streak that Richards has ever recorded was between April 1928 and June 1932 when it totaled 11 wins. Richards's longest KO streak is 7 fights long.
A calm Richards made the statement he was hoping for in a 4 round fight against A Brook. Claiming the only stoppage defeat of Brook's career in round 1 of the fight via KO. Richards continued his mostly successful career with numerous fights following his debut against boxers including Billy Richards, Billy Richards and Alby Roberts. Fights included fighting once in 1928, didn't fight in 1929 and 63 times between 1930 and 1935.
Richards lost to Billy Richards in his next fight. Taking place on July 6th, 1932, Richards's career record after this fight stood at 11-1-1. Richards's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 15 round fight against the better man. Richards gave Richards his first professional loss of his 13 fight career to date. 14 wins followed where Richards went on to fight Fred Henneberry, Jimmy Pearce and Billy Richards amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
On June 5th, 1933, Richards took on and was defeated by Fred Henneberry meaning his career tally went to 22-3-3. Fred Henneberry became the first person to stop Richards. The win came via TKO in the 10th round of a 15 round bout. Richards continued his success in the next 71 fights taking his record to 75 wins, 17 losses and 7 draws.
On November 29th, 1938, Richards went into action again and beat Atilio Sabatino taking the winning record to 76 wins. Sabatino was a worthy challenger but Richards was too much and became the first person to stop Sabatino via TKO during round 10. Richards then went on to win a further 23 fights taking his record to 92 wins, 22 losses and 9 draw.
Richards entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 92-22-9 and took this to 93 wins with a win against Young Frisco on December 15th, 1941 via TKO. Richards's fight against Young Frisco came in the 4th round of a 12 round fight via TKO. Richards became the first person to stop Frisco. Richards then went on to fight a further 2 fights taking his record to 94-23-9
Richards went into his next career fight with a record of 94-23-9 and took this to 95 wins with a win against Ritchie Sands on September 11th, 1943. The win against Sands came in the 7th round of a 12 round fight via TKO. Richards was the 5th person to stop Sands.
The next defeat of Richards's career came against Ern Clingham on April 28th, 1945. This took his career record to 95-25-10. Showing he is not at the level he once was, Richards took a decision loss to end his 131 fight career. The fight ended in a PTS loss for Richards.