Manchester – Richard Riakporhe proved himself to be able to problem for a world championship with a consummate efficiency towards a former world champion in Krzystof Glowacki, forcing the referee to cease the battle on the finish of the 4th spherical after a barrage of proper palms and left hooks.
Riakporhe badly harm Glowacki within the second spherical, and regarded near scoring a knockdown, however the extremely skilled Glowacki well managed the scenario and noticed out the spherical safely.
Glowacki, who at one level held the WBO world title, remained difficult within the third and 4th rounds, being evasive and discovering alternatives to land counter-punches that pressured Riakporhe to stay cautious. Riakporhe stayed affected person and landed a tough proper hand that rocked Glowacki and made him fall again to the nook and ultimately pressured the stoppage.
Riakporhe seems to be destined to battle for a world cruiserweight championship within the subsequent 12 months.
He known as out the entire present titleholders to face him.
“Subsequent cease all of the champions!” Riakporhe declared afterwards.
“Jai Opetaia, I do know you are watching this. Belief me, we’re coming for you. [Ilunga] Makabu, you lot cannot run no extra. [Lawrence] Okolie, [Arsen] Goulamirian, I do know all of you lot and I take into consideration you on daily basis once I fall asleep.”
After the battle, Riakporhe was within the ring with former opponent Chris Billam-Smith. Their rematch is definitely in demand with home followers, however the two boxers pledged to collide for a second time – after every man captures a world title.