High cruiserweight contender Richard Riakporhe will look to proceed his rise to high of the division on November 18, stay on Sky Sports activities.
Riakporhe will search to guard his unbeaten report and keep on target for a world title when he bins Dylan Bregeon at The Halls in Wolverhampton on the Adam Azim vs Franck Petitjean invoice.
Bregeon is a former French nationwide cruiserweight champion and two-time EBU European cruiserweight championship challenger, who has beforehand taken WBO world champion Chris Billam-Smith and newly topped British and Commonwealth champion Isaac Chamberlain the space on his earlier visits to the UK.
Riakporhe, ranked the No 1 challenger with the WBO, joins a sold-out occasion topped by a European title double-header as younger phenom Azim challenges super-lightweight champion Petitjean, whereas Tyler Denny goals to continues his Cinderella story as he takes on European middleweight champion Matteo Signani.
Rising Welsh prospect Rhys Edwards can also be set for motion in a 10-round featherweight conflict with Walsall’s former British and Commonwealth champion Brad Foster.
Native favourites Dylan Cheema, Niall Berry, Gulley Energy and Tion Gibbs get their likelihood to shine on the massive stage as BOXXER and Sky Sports activities return to the Midlands for one more unmissable evening of boxing.
“Lots has occurred since I have been away however on November 18 I’m again and reminding everybody why I’m the No 1 contender on this division,” Riakporhe mentioned.
Ben Shalom, BOXXER CEO and founder, mentioned: “It’s been a irritating few months for us after we did have a world title agreed in France in September. Fortuitously, Richard is in a terrific place and we anticipate Richard will channel that into his efficiency on November 18 and are available again to the ring with a bang to remind followers – and his fellow cruiserweights – what he’s all about.
“It’s such an thrilling time for the cruiserweight division significantly within the UK. We now have Chris Billam-Smith defending his world title in opposition to Mateusz Masternak in Bournemouth on December 10, Lawrence Okolie making ready for his shot at redemption, and Richard Riakporhe because the WBO’s No 1 contender ready for the obligatory to be known as.
“2024 goes to be an unbelievable yr for the cruiserweights as we stay up for some huge fights between these three males.”
Riakporhe’s undefeated skilled profession features a tenure as British and WBA Inter-Continental cruiserweight champion in addition to an early-career win over present WBO world cruiserweight champion Chris Billam-Smith, the one loss on Billam-Smith’s report.