Boxing Fight: Richard Riakporhe believes Lawrence Okolie cannot handle his knockout power as he prepares for a world title battle

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Boxing Fight: Richard Riakporhe believes a world title fight with Lawrence Okolie will result in a knockout, but he warns, ‘It’s not going to be me!’

This Saturday the unbeaten cruiserweight contender returns against Krzysztof Twardowski, with Chris Eubank Jr headlining the bill at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

When asked if he would fight Okolie again, the 31-year-old replied, “Absolutely.” I didn’t come here to make up numbers when I came to this game.

Okolie defended his WBO championship with a third-round knockout of Dilan Prasovic on Saturday night, but Riakporhe is looking forward to an explosive fight with his British opponent.

When asked if he would fight Okolie again, the 31-year-old told Sky Sports: “Without a doubt. I didn’t come here to make up numbers when I came to this game.

“I came here to prove myself and to put myself to the test. I want to put myself up against the best. It would be an incredible fight, in my opinion.

“Everyone is going to want to invest in two huge punchers. Someone is going to get knocked out, and it will not be me.

“We all want to see this fight, according to the fans. The fans have power and control, and we play for them.

“It all comes down to demand. Many supporters have already called for the battle to take place. Even though they haven’t seen me in a while, everyone still wants to see that fight. It could be right around the corner.”

During his undefeated 13-fight pro record, Riakporhe boasts a noteworthy victory over Tommy McCarthy and Chris Billam-Smith.

After joining the new promotional team BOXXER, the former British champion is certain that he can advance to the world level.

“I have the ability to climb all the way to the top. I believe it is simply a matter of time “He stated.

“It all comes down to demand. Many supporters have already called for the battle to take place. Even though they haven’t seen me in a while, everyone still wants to see that fight. It could be right around the corner.”

During his undefeated 13-fight pro record, Riakporhe boasts a noteworthy victory over Tommy McCarthy and Chris Billam-Smith.

After joining the new promotional team BOXXER, the former British champion is certain that he can advance to the world level.

“I have the ability to climb all the way to the top. I believe it is simply a matter of time “He stated.

“I’ve defeated four of the UK’s top ten fighters in 11 battles. I won the British title despite having no prior experience and a limited amateur background.

“Nobody has done it the way I’ve done it, I actually dived straight into the deep end fighting these men.

“So, if I can accomplish that in such a short amount of time, think what I might accomplish with that hard work and that team to lead me. There are no restrictions.”

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