Richard Riakporhe takes what could be the final step on the way to a world title shot when he takes on Fabio Turchi in a cruiserweight eliminator in London on Saturday.
Riakporhe would be in line for a crack at IBF champion Maris Breidis should he pass the Turchi test and the Midnight Train is a 1/8 shot to stay on track.
Turchi is a former European cruiserweight champion and the Italian is 9/2 for the upset and while it's less than three months since Riakporhe was last in the ring, the 32-year-old isn't hanging around in his pursuit of a world title.
What: Richard Riakporhe v Fabio Turchi
Where: Wembley Arena, London
When: 22:00pm Saturday 11th June, 2022
How to watch: Sky Sports Main Event and Action
Odds: Richard Riakporhe, Fabio Turchi
This cruiserweight contest will take place on Saturday, June 11th, 2022.
Saturday’s card gets under way at 7pm. The main event is expected to commence at 10pm.
The bout will take place at Wembley Arena in London,a venue which has hosted a whole host of sporting events in its 87-year history.
The 1948 Olympic boxing events were held at the arena, it was Britain's first indoor velodrome and it has also played host to the Horse of the Year show and Premier League darts
Yes, the cruiserweight clash will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Action.
Riakporhe is the red-hot 1/8 favourite, with Turhi 9/2 for the upset.
There are no bets on the line, but there's a big ticket up for grabs, with the winner moving up to number two in the IBF cruiserweight rankings.
That would open the door for a shot at IBF champ Maris Breidis for whoever comes out on top on Saturday night.
Riakporhe is unbeaten in 14 professional bouts, with ten of those victories coming by stoppage.
The Walworth warrior only made his professional debut in 2016, but it’s worth noting that the Riakporhe is no youngster at 32 years of age.
The Midnight Train steamed past domestic rivals Tommy McCarthy, Chris Billam-Smith and Jack Massey and he claimed the British cruiserweight title in the process.
However, Riakporhe was given a tough time by Deion Jumah in March, and the Walworth warrior was probably behind on the scorecards, before he stopped the Hammersmith hitter.
Turchi has lost just one of his 21 pro bouts and there is a bit of collateral form, with that defeat being a split-decision loss to Tommy McCarthy.
Stone Crusher has won 14 of his contests by stoppage, but the vast majority of those have come in low-key fights in his native Italy.
Turchi has only once fought off home soil and McCarthy is the closest the Stone Crusher has got to anyone at Riakporhe's level.
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