Richard Riakporhe smashed Olanrewaju Durodola with an emphatic knockout on Saturday in London to tee up a upcoming earth title battle.
The undefeated ability-puncher sent a assertion overall performance by wiping out his skilled visitor inside five rounds.
Riakporhe is now the necessary challenger to the WBC cruiserweight championship – held by Ilunga Makabu, who is set to initially be challenged by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Riakporhe shoved back again and imbalanced Durodola inside of 10 seconds of the opening bell on Saturday, and the visiting fighter quickly looked at the referee for validation.
Riakporhe ended the first spherical by hurting Durodola and barrelling him into the ropes.
Initial, a direct proper hand landed flush then a flurry of observe-up photographs did the destruction.
A highly effective correct hand and a unpleasant still left hook to the ribs by Riakporhe had Durodola harm once again in the next round.
Durodola, the 44-battle veteran who had confronted earth champions Makabu and Mairis Briedis, felt his legs wobble in the third and fourth rounds beneath siege from Riakporhe.
A swift left hook by Riakporhe put Durodola on the canvas within the first several seconds of the fifth spherical and the following onslaught prompted the referee to intervene.
Riakporhe now owns the WBC silver cruiserweight belt and is the obligatory challenger to the whole title.
The governing human body have provided Canelo the opportunity to problem their winner Makabu, in a shock raid of a fifth division for the Mexican celebrity.
Makabu was knocked out by Tony Bellew at Goodison Park in 2016 but has rebounded to earn the WBC title.
Riakporhe will finally blend in that company soon after extending his unbeaten record to 13-, getting already beaten domestic rivals Sam Hyde, Tommy McCarthy, Chris Billam-Smith and Jack Massey.