Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Richard Riakporhe Vs Fabio Turchi

We've got you covered ahead of a top night of boxing at the Wembley Arena
08:35, 08 Jun 2022

Unbeaten cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe’s charge for a world title continues when the Midnight Train takes on Italy’s Fabio Turchi as the headline act of BOXXER’s Wembley Arena card this weekend.

The Londoner is coming off the back of an emphatic eighth round stoppage in his last outing and a win on Saturday night would move him a step closer to a shot at IBF title holder Mairis Breidis. 

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The card also includes an English super-middleweight title scrap between Germaine Brown and Zak Chelli, while Chris Kongo, Viddal Riley, Lauren Price and more provide support on a quality night of boxing in the capital. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Where: OVO Wembley Arena, London

When: Saturday 11th June

How To Watch: The action will kick off on Sky Sports’ YouTube and Facebook channels at 5.30pm before switching over to Sky Sports Arena at 7pm. The ringwalks for the main event are expected at approximately 10pm. 

Tale Of The Tape:

Riakporhe

Place Of Birth: London, United Kingdom

Age: 32

Alias: The Midnight Train

Record: 14-0 (10)

Height: 6’5’’

Reach: 77’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Riakporhe stopped unbeaten cruiserweight rival Deion Jumah in eight rounds back in March at Wembley Arena.

Turchi

Place Of Birth: Florence, Italy

Age: 28

Alias: Stone Crusher

Record: 20-1 (14)

Height: 6’2’’

Reach: 70’’

Stance: Southpaw

Last Fight: Turchi was last seen in November, stopping Serbia’s Vukasin Obradovic by way of technical knockout inside a single round in Milan.

What They Say:

Riakporhe

"The way I assess it, he's just another opponent I need to deal with in great fashion and we're going for the knockout.

"He reminds me of a Mike Tyson. He's always moving, he's always throwing big shots, those loopy hands.

"He can be a bit dirty as well - he likes to use his head, so we'll make sure we have a word with the referee so they know. I just see him as another opponent.

"I feel like once I detonate those bombs, he's going to be out of there in no time." [Sky Sports]

Full Fight Card (Subject To Change):

Richard Riakporhe vs Fabio Turchi, IBF cruiserweight eliminator

Germaine Brown vs Zak Chelli, English super-middleweight title

Chris Kongo vs Sebastian Formella, welterweight

Viddal Riley vs TBA, cruiserweight 

Joe Pigford vs TBA, super-welterweight

Lauren Price vs. TBC; Middleweight

Betfred's Riakporhe vs Turchi Fight Odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware

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