Richard Riakporhe needs ‘world domination’ on his return to the cruiserweight division and says he may knock out his subsequent opponent within the ‘first second.’
The unbeaten contender is again in motion in opposition to Krzysztof Twardowski on the Eubank Jr vs Elbir invoice at The SSE Area, Wembley on October 2, dwell on Sky Sports activities.
A severe hand harm led to Riakporhe’s prolonged absence from the ring, simply when he was inside hanging distance of a world title shot after wins over Chris Billam-Smith and Tommy McCarthy.
“My inventory has gone up as a result of the fellows [former opponents] have gone on to battle for European titles and win,” Riakporhe advised Sky Sports activities Information.
“Chris Billam-Smith and Tommy McCarthy. It simply reveals the degrees.
“Now everyone has been asking – the place is Richard Riakporhe? I have been receiving hundreds of messages throughout social media they usually simply need to know what’s going on.
“They thought I had retired, however we’re working in silence, me and [trainer] Angel Fernandez at Loughborough College, and we simply need to create our legacy.
“We’re not right here to make up numbers, we’re right here to place on this work and get these titles. That is all we wish – world domination.”
British rival Lawrence Okolie defends his WBO belt in opposition to Dilan Prasovic on the identical invoice as Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur on September 25, dwell on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.
Riakporhe is able to fast-track his personal profession in the direction of world title stage, having linked up with new promotional crew Boxxer, and firstly needs to ship a ruthless victory over Twardowski subsequent month.
“I do not know if I will knock him out within the first second, or simply go the space and get my ring rust out of the window,” stated Riakporhe.
“I am not too certain however all you may count on with me, it is going to be explosive. I practice to knock individuals out, it is simply that easy.
“My goal is to be the world unified champion in 12-18 months from now.
“It is a large ask, however I do know I can do it. I positively know I can do it, as a result of in 11 fights I’ve captured the British, [I’m] undefeated. I’ve beat 4 individuals within the high 10 within the cruiserweight division.”
Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule
Oscar Valdez vs Robson Conceicao – WBC super-featherweight title
September 25 – Sky Sports activities Field Workplace
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie vs Dilan Prasovic – WBO cruiserweight title
Chris Eubank Jr vs Sven Elbir
David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor – European welterweight title
Richard Riakpohre vs Krzysztof Twardowski
Mikael Lawal vs Steven Ward
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO middleweight title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title