Richard Riakporhe, 33, from London is facing Krysztof Glowacki, 36, from Poland this Saturday. Riakporhe has an unbeaten record of 15-0, 11 KOs and Krzysztof Glowacki
have a record of 32-3, 20 knockouts. Richard Riakporhe has an Orthodox stance(R) whereas, Krysztof Glowacki has a Southpaw (L) stance.
Riakporhe who made his debut in 2016 is 6.5 ft tall which would be an advantage over Glowacki. But, Krzysztof Głowacki has held the WBO cruiserweight title twice from 2015 to 2016 and again in 2019. And also more experienced than Richard.
Here's everything you need to know about Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki.
When is Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki?
Date: Saturday, January 21
Main card: 7 p.m. GMT | 2 p.m. ET
Main event (approx): 10 p.m. GMT | 5 p.m. ET
The main event is planned at 10 p.m. GMT / 5 p.m. ET, with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET. Glowacki vs. Riakporhe will probably take place later in the evening. Due to the duration of the fights on the undercard, these schedules could alter.
The fight takes place at the AO Arena in Manchester, England.
What has been said?
Riakporhe: “I’m really pleased that he took the fight. I can test the ‘Midnight Train’ once again and everybody can see how I fare up to the test of facing a former world champion.
“He won’t be a pushover and I have to be at the top of my A game. It is going to be fireworks, believe me.”
"Glowacki is perfect timing. Looking back at my last couple of fights the opponents were at the same level as him and I had no Christmas, I was just in the gym preparing for this fight.
"I'm 6ft 5in tall, with a wide frame and very long limbs. I can hold a lot of weight and I've sparred a lot of heavyweights. Making 200 pounds is not easy. Naturally, I can go up to heavyweight for some big fights -- all the best fighters from cruiserweight do it, from Evander Holyfield to Oleksandr Usyk -- and I want to challenge myself."
Glowacki: “He’s big, tall, has a big reach, he can punch, but of course, we notice some weaknesses in his game,” “I don’t want to talk about them; I’ll try to exploit them in the ring.
“I still feel the fire inside me; I still want to challenge myself. My only concern is my health. I had a lot of injuries during my career. But as long as I’m healthy, I wanna fight and win.”
“When I got an offer from Riakporhe’s camp, it was a no-brainer for me,” he said. “I wanted the bigger challenge, which obviously was Riakporhe.”
“I know the division has changed since I was a champion, but I wanna test myself against the young guns like Riakporhe,” he said. “My win could be a solid statement and proof that I’ve still got it.”
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