Get ready to witness Richard Riakporhe, the cruiserweight sensation, as he steps back into the ring, aiming to keep that zero in his loss column intact. This showdown is set for November 18th, where he’ll put his unbeaten streak on the line at the BOXXER: WOLVES AT THE DOOR event. The Halls in Wolverhampton is where the action will unfold, with live coverage via Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA, so you won’t miss a second of the action.
Facing Riakporhe is Dylan Bregeon, the man with a track record of resilience, a former French national champion who has shown his mettle against top fighters like Chris Billam-Smith and Isaac Chamberlain. This fight night just got more interesting, didn’t it?
Riakporhe, the WBO’s top-contender, isn’t just a part of the Wolverhampton card; he’s one of the names leading it. With European title fights drawing eyes to the venue, Adam Azim and Tyler Denny are looking to pen their own tales of triumph, fighting for the EBU Super-Lightweight and Middleweight titles, respectively.
Also, keep an eye out for Rhys Edwards, the Welsh fighter making noise in the featherweight division as he takes on Walsall’s pride, Brad Foster. With local talents like Dylan Cheema, Nyall Berry, Gully Power, and Tion Gibbs also lighting up the big stage, BOXXER and Sky Sports are bringing you a night of boxing that promises excitement and electric performances.
Riakporhe’s statement rings with confidence, “A lot has happened since I’ve been away, but on November 18th, I am back to remind everyone of my standing in this division.”
BOXXER’s head honcho Ben Shalom reflects on the past few months with a mix of frustration and optimism. Despite a world title fight that slipped through their fingers in September, Shalom is betting on Riakporhe to come back with a vengeance, making a statement that echoes through the cruiserweight ranks.
The excitement in the cruiserweight division, particularly within the UK, is reaching a fever pitch. With Chris Billam-Smith set to defend his World title in December and Lawrence Okolie gearing up for his own redemption arc, Riakporhe’s position as the WBO’s top dog has fans and fighters alike bracing for a make-or-break 2024 filled with big fights and even bigger noise.
Having held the British and WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight titles, Riakporhe’s pristine professional record is peppered with respect-worthy wins, including one over current WBO World Cruiserweight Champion Chris Billam-Smith. It’s not just a fight record; it’s a ledger of determination, skill, and the kind of toughness that makes champions.