Richard Riakporhe could be a single knockout acquire away from his first world title opportunity, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed.
Britain’s undefeated KO puncher will struggle Olanrewaju Durodola for the vacant WBC ‘Silver’ cruiserweight belt at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports activities.
Victory would propel Riakporhe up the rankings, lining up a prospective shot at present-day WBC king Ilunga Makabu.
Requested if Riakporhe could be in contention for a world title battle, Sulaiman explained to Sky Athletics: “Definitely.
“When you develop into a silver champion it will get you correct there in the line.
“The cruiserweight division has been a minimal little bit guiding.
“Makabu is creating his mandatory defence towards Mchunu.
“That fight will materialize in December and then we will see what transpires.
“I feel that [Makabu vs Riakporhe] would be a fantastic match for the future.”
Makabu was knocked out by Tony Bellew in a WBC title bout in 2016, but then defeated Dmitry Kudryashov and Aleksei Papin on consecutive visits to Russia whilst combating for the ‘Silver’ belt.
The Congolese fighter beat Michal Cieslak on points to come to be WBC champion and has because produced a person defence by halting Riakporhe’s future opponent Durodola.
Riakporhe has told Sky Sports activities about his subsequent fight against Durodola: “I could basically go for a globe title shot the struggle right after.
“Count on a war, and when people occur to fight, I constantly accomplish superior.”
Sky Sporting activities Boxing agenda
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois qualified debut
Florian Marku vs Jorick Luisetto
Hosea Burton vs Dan Azeez – British light-heavyweight title
November 20 – Prime Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
December 11 – Prime Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
December 17 – Leading Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-weight-heavyweight titles
February 26 – Prime Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed tremendous-light-weight title