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Chris Billam-Smith v Richard Riakporhe 2 tips & predictions from Frazer Clarke, Shane McGuigan, Jai Opetaia & more

Hear from some of the biggest names in boxing as Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe collide in a mammoth WBO cruiserweight world title showdown at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park on Saturday night.

Chris Billam-Smith v Richard Riakporhe 2

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Frazer Clarke
(Professional Boxer)

Richard Riakporhe - By KO, TKO or Disqualification @ 7/4

Look, Chris Billam-Smith is a lovely guy but, of course, I am right behind my man, Richard Riakporhe.

Richard has to go in there on Saturday night and take confidence from everything that he has done in the gym over the past few months.

He is perfecting his craft, he has done things differently, and I can just see a different glint in his eyes,. He has invested more in himself because this fight - a world title opportunity at the home of his beloved football club - is as big as it gets.

He's gone the extra mile with little things this time around, and I am confident, having seen what I have in the gym, that he will win this fight.

Eddie Hearn
(Boxing Promoter)

Richard Riakporhe - To Win Fight @ 4/9

This is a really good fight and I know I have gone against Chris Billam-Smith on a few occasions before, and have been proven wrong, but I do feel that Richard Riakporhe beats him this weekend.

He is a bigger puncher and the fresher fighter, but it's a really good fight.

Isaac Chamberlain
(Professional Boxer) 

Richard Riakporhe - By KO, TKO or Disqualification @ 7/4

This is an amazing fight for the fans.

It's really interesting because Richard Riakpore hits really hard, whereas Chris Billam-Smith is very astute and has a great game-plan.

Chris has also been very active, but then again Richard is a knockout artist - he hits hard and gets fighters out of there.

Jai Opetaia
(IBF & Ring Cruiserweight World Champion) 

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I'm not sure which way it will go but I am expecting maximum effort and no quit from either of them.

It's going to be a really good fight, and both fighters have so much on the line.

Shane McGuigan
(Chris Billam'Smith's Trainer)

Chris Billam-Smith - By KO, TKO or Disqualification @ 7/1

We have trained incredibly hard for this fight and we understand the risks associated with it.

I believe that this will be an entirely different fight to the first one - Richard Riakporhe will be a lot cuter, whereas Chris (Billam-Smith) will back himself a lot more given everything he has achieved in the last few years.

They are both big men, they can both punch hard, but I genuinely believe that we are going to see a career-best performance from Chris.

I can see Chris stopping him inside the distance.

Matt Macklin
(Boxing Pundit) 

Richard Riakporhe - To Win Fight @ 4/9

As we all know, Chris Billam-Smith has had a great couple of years hasn't he, but Richard Riakporhe has had a good year or two as well.

Both fighters have improved significantly since the first fight but the telling factor could be that Richard is far fresher than Chris.

Yes Chris has had an incredible run, but he has had some real battles during that time, so there is definitely a lot more miles on his clock.

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