Riakporhe beats Turchi in two rounds at IBF cruiserweight eliminator

Riakporhe beats Turchi in two rounds at IBF cruiserweight eliminator

Riakporhe beats Turchi in two rounds at IBF cruiserweight eliminator

Boxing – Richard Riakporhe v Fabio Turchi – Wembley Arena, London, Britain – June 11, 2022 Richard Riakporhe celebrates winning his fight against Fabio Turchi Action Images/Peter Cziborra

  • English cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe scored a staggering win over Fabio Turchi in an IBF eliminator.
  • He handled a left snare body shot to deck the Italian in the subsequent round and draw nearer to a shot at a world title.

Riakporhe, 32, protected his unbeaten record with 15th success of his profession on Saturday, with 11 of those wins accomplished in range.


“I feel perfect, I didn’t have a lot of chance to get into it,” Riakporhe said. “I handled a decent shot and I’m developing the standing that I’m presently the body snatcher.

“There were a few focuses I was attempting to focus on, my mentors are astounding. We had a strategy, keep it long, however search for the open door and when you can rebuff, make it happen and that is precisely exact thing I did.

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“I continue to tell everybody, I’m ‘the’ contender. I’ve had four battles in nine months and need to go out once more (not long from now). We’re assuming control over, this large number of champions are behaving irrationally.”

Riakporhe’s success takes him more like a battle with IBF cruiserweight holder Mairis Briedis, giving the Latvian can beat Jai Opetaia in July.

On the undercard, Olympic champion Lauren Price beat Valgerdur Gudstensdottir on her expert introduction.


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Ridges’ Price, who won middleweight gold in Tokyo last year, won each of the six rounds of the session.

“I needed to unwind while I was in there. I would have rather not hurried my work and an extraordinary six rounds added to my repertoire and we should go once more,” Price told Sky Sports.

“You must have your hands up more (in proficient boxing), be a touch more watchful, however I delighted in it. A ring’s a ring, isn’t it.”

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