Richard Riakporhe will formally launch his quest for a world title shot in 2023 when he battles former two-time WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Głowacki on the Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith undercard on the AO Enviornment in Manchester on Saturday, 21 January.
The undefeated Londoner (15-0, 11 KOs) has bulldozed his manner into rivalry to problem for a coveted crown with three knockouts in his final three fights.
Now Riakporhe, 32, can be out to say a serious scalp within the type of Poland’s Glowacki (32-3-0, 20 KOs), whose solely defeats have come in opposition to Oleksandr Usyk, Maris Briedis and Lawrence Okolie.
Riakporhe stated: “I’m actually happy that he took the battle. I can take a look at the ‘Midnight Practice’ as soon as once more and everyone can see how I fare as much as the take a look at of going through a former world champion.
“He gained’t be a pushover and I’ve to be on the high of my A recreation. It’ll be fireworks, imagine me.”
Becoming a member of the bumper BOXXER: Unleashed undercard – reside and completely within the UK and Republic of Eire on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace – is Manchester’s personal Jack ‘One Smack’ Massey (20-1-0, 11 KOs) who collides with former WBO world heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker (30-3-0, 21 KOs).
The 30-year-old stablemate of heavyweight king Tyson Fury returns to Manchester, scene of his Battle of the Yr candidate defeat by Joe Joyce again in September, intent on getting his personal world title ambitions again on observe.
However Cheshire-based Massey, whose solely ever defeat was inflicted by Riakporhe in 2019, can be seeking to trigger a monster upset in opposition to the Kiwi warrior when he steps as much as the heavyweight division for the primary time.
Additional big fights for this blockbuster card can be introduced in the end.
BOXXER CEO & Founder, Ben Shalom stated: “We’re including two main fights – with tons extra to return – to what’s already a blockbuster evening of boxing.
“It’s a large take a look at and an enormous step up for Richard Riakporhe in opposition to a former two-time world champion, whose solely defeats are to Usyk, Breidis, and Okolie.
“Glowacki has had a very long time to arrange for this and it’s an enormous cruiserweight battle that might be a headline bout. In what’s a really thrilling division, it’s crunch time for Richard.
“Native lad Jack Massey has been pushing for a giant battle and he has jumped at this take a look at in opposition to Joseph Parker. He has received big help in Manchester and now he’ll be preventing one of many largest names in boxing.
“Parker is coming again after his Battle of the Yr contender with Joe Joyce and can need to present precisely what he’s all about. It will likely be very fascinating to see how Parker reacts in opposition to a hometown favorite.”
The principle occasion – in affiliation with Wasserman Boxing – sees bitter middleweight enemies Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith face-off in what guarantees to be an epic home conflict for the ages as each rivals bid to take an enormous leap in direction of their desired world title pursuits.
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