Richard Riakpirhe

Cruiserweight Boxer

Richard Riakporhe was born 5 January 1990 and is a British professional boxer. He is a cruiserweight boxer from South London, where he was born to Nigerian parents and raised.

Richard began his amateur career boxing in 2008, aged 18, at the Lynn ABC Amateur Boxing Club. South East South London.

Richard was selected to represent England against international oppositions on two occasions and has been boxing at a high level since the age of 19.

During his 35-bout amateur career with Lynn ABC, Riakporhe had a high KO percentage (31 out of 35) and won the ABA Novice championship in 2012.

    Richard made his Professional debut on 6th August 2016 at the York hall defeating Jason Jones on points in four rounds.

    In 2018 Richard won the WBA Intercontinental title by stopping Sam Hyde late in a very tough fight. He has since retain the title by beating Tommy McCarthy by a TKO and recently Chris Billiam-Smith in a close fight that went the distance.

    Richard is now currently ranked 6th in the world WBA ranking and is looking to have more high profile fights in 2019 before stepping up for a potential World Title Shot.

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