Unbeaten cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe will continue his pursuit of a environment-title chance when he faces Fabio Turchi at the OVO Arena in Wembley on June 11, stay on Sky Sporting activities.
Riakporhe’s bout with the Italian is an eliminator with the winner shifting up to No 2 in the IBF cruiserweight rankings and in placement to challenge winner Maris Breidis afterwards this yr.
Londoner Riakporhe took his professional report to 14- with an eighth-round knockout of Deion Jumah in the money in late March.
The 32-calendar year-aged, who has registered 10 knockout victories, not long ago told Sky Sports activities News that he hopes his maiden earth-title shot can be staged at Selhurst Park, the home of his beloved Crystal Palace.
Riakporhe stated: “I’m all set to continue on my assault on the cruiserweight division. The Midnight Educate is on an unstoppable roll and Turchi is the next male tied to the tracks in entrance of me.
“He is a very good boxer and I’m expecting a hard battle but nothing at all I can not deal with. I’m coming out of this one with the win and stepping up into world title competition.”
Turchi ‘dedicating entire body and soul’ to Riakporhe combat
Turchi has won 20 of his 21 qualified fights – 14 by way of knockout – with his sole defeat coming against Tommy McCarthy on points in 2019.
The Florence-born fighter claimed: “I am pretty delighted to have this option. Since I was a kid I generally dreamed to combat at global degree and in an important location like this.
“I’m dedicating my physique and soul to get into the ideal condition and have a wonderful match against Riakporhe, who I imagine is an excellent boxer.”
BOXXER founder and CEO Ben Shalom claimed: “Richard Riakporhe has been on an unstoppable increase to entire world title contention and now he is possibly just a single battle away from having his shot at gold.
“Turchi delivers heavy firepower to the ring. This is Riakporhe’s hardest occupation problem to day and a win in this article will make a solid assertion about his potential to be world winner.”
Sky Sports’ head of boxing Adam Smith included: “I’m looking ahead to observing ‘The Midnight Train’ Riakporhe roll again into Wembley immediately after that exceptional earn about Jumah. Another large examination awaits as he faces the rough and elegant Turchi.”
What about the undercard?
Previous WBO Global welterweight champion Chris Kongo appears to be to get a stage closer towards globe title rivalry as he takes on Germany’s Sebastian Sebastian Formella.
Olympic gold medallist Lauren Selling price MBE will make her very long-awaited specialist debut, pretty much one year on from triumphing in the middleweight division at the Tokyo 2020 Game titles.
Hackney cruiserweight Viddal Riley will struggle in London for the to start with time in his pro career with his previous 5 bouts, all of which he has gained, contested throughout America, Mexico, the UAE and Manchester.
In addition, London fighters Zak Chelli and Germaine Brown will sq. off for the English Tremendous-Middleweight Title.
“The English Tremendous-Middleweight Title showdown between Zak Chelli and Germaine Brown is a fight which each and every boxing supporter in the state will be glued to,” reported Shalom.
“It is amazing that they are ready to struggle each individual other at this phase and lay it all on the line. Do not be shocked if this is a Battle Of The Year contender.
“Finally, the specialist debut of Lauren Price. Olympic gold medalist, MBE – there are not a lot of athletes in any activity who have these type of qualifications and we’re proud to be sharing her expert journey and being aspect of her increase to the prime.”
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