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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 September 2021


Riakporhe welcomes title fight with Okolie

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Richard Riakporhe believes a world title fight with Lawrence Okolie will inevitably end in a knockout but has warned ‘it’s not going to be me!’The unbeaten cruiserweight contender returns against Krzysztof Twardowski this Saturday, with Chris Eubank Jr topping the bill at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Okolie retained his WBO title with a third-round knockout of Dilan Prasovic on Saturday night, but Riakporhe would relish the prospect of an explosive battle with his British rival. Asked about a future fight with Okolie, the 31-year-old told Sky Sports, “Absolutely.

When I came to this game, I didn’t come here to make up the numbers.“I came here to prove myself and to test myself. I want to test myself against the very best. I think it would be an amazing fight.

“Two big punchers, everyone is going to want to invest in that. Someone is going to get knocked out and it’s not going to be me.“All the fans say we want to see this fight.

The fans have the power, they have the control, we perform for them.“It’s all about the demand. A lot of fans are already calling for the fight. Everybody still wants to see that fight, even though they haven’t seen me for a while. It could literally be around the corner.”