Everything You Need To Know As Riakporhe Headlines Weekend’s BOXXER Card

Where? When? How to watch? - Here's what you need to know ahead of a tasty bill this Saturday
07:35, 16 Nov 2021

This weekend sees Richard Riakporhe headline a fascinating night of action on BOXXER’s Sky Sports Fight Night event in London. The 31-year-old Londoner will take on Nigeria’s Olanrewaju Durodola for the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title.

That’s not the only noteworthy fight of the night though. Caroline Dubois, sister of heavyweight contender Daniel, kicks off her promising lightweight career as she makes her professional debut, while Hosesa Burton and Dan Azeez duke it out for the vacant BBBofC British light-heavyweight title. Popular Albanian welterweight Florian Marku will also be in action. Here’s everything you need to know... 

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Where: SSE Arena, Wembley

When: Saturday 20th November. The action will be live from 9pm. 

How To Watch: Sky Sports Main Event

Tale Of The Tape:

Riakporhe

Place Of Birth: London

Age: 31

Alias: The Midnight Train

Record: 12-0 (8)

Height: 6’5’’

Reach: 77’’

Stance: Orthodox 

Durodola

Place Of Birth: Ilesha, Nigeria

Age: 41

Alias: God’s Power

Record: 36-8 (33)

Height: 6’2½’’ 

Reach: 77½’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight:

Having missed the entirety of 2020, it’s been a busy few weeks for Riakporhe in the lead up to this one, having only last fought at the beginning of October. The Midnight Train ended his lengthy absence by beating Poland’s Krzysztof Twardowski on points at Wembley. Durosoal meanwhile has fought twice this year, stopping Jaryel Tafarov and Shaban Hamdi Jongo in March and May, respectively. 

What They Say:

Riakporhe

"If the firefight comes I have the punching power to do it. Every opponent I have fought during my career I have hurt and you know what to expect with me.

"Now it is my time to shine, it is the perfect time for me having had a fight earlier this month and my previous opponent was durable especially as I put him down and he got up and came back for me.

"So I think this next one is a great fight for me." [The Mirror]

Undercard:

Hosea Burton vs Dan Azeez, vacant BBBofC British light-heavyweight title

Caroline Dubois vs TBA

Mikael Lawal vs Steven Ward

Florian Marku vs Jorick Luisetto

Nick Campbell vs Danny Whitaker

Hassan Azim vs TBA

Adam Azim vs TBA

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