Richard Riakporhe has a WBC title possibility “there for him” but could also go after a struggle with Lawrence Okolie, his promoter Ben Shalom said.
Riakporhe knocked out Olanrewaju Durodola on Saturday night to claim the WBC silver belt and gain a long run shot at the cruiserweight championship.
“But he is also effectively ranked with all the governing bodies,” BOXXER promoter Shalom instructed Sky Sports.
“It could be Okolie or Mairis Briedis future 12 months.
“[WBC champion] Ilunga Makabu would make the most perception.
“It is really only a matter of time prior to he will get his shot.”
The WBC previous week permitted Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to sensationally intention for a title in a fifth division by hard Makabu.
Riakporhe has warned Canelo: “It is a large request to struggle somebody of Makabu’s fat. Canelo has to place on 30lbs of superior muscle to contend.”
Riakporhe may well have to hold out for Canelo to battle for the WBC title, but he revealed prior to profitable at the weekend: “Mauricio Sulaiman despatched a concept saying: ‘This is a important possibility for you’.”
Shalom mentioned: “Mauricio is definitely keen on Richard. He has witnessed how Richard has blasted through the domestic division like nobody else just before in so couple of fights.
“The WBC title battle is there for him.”
Riakporhe is undefeated in 13 fights but, should he be forced to wait for his opportunity at a environment title by the WBC, he is at this time ranked at No 13 by the WBO, in which London rival Okolie is the champion.
Okolie was ringside for Riakporhe’s knockout on Saturday.
Shalom stated about Riakporhe’s expanding danger: “He experienced been out of the ring for so extended that he needed exercise. In his first efficiency he was rusty but, this time, he had excess confidence. He took it in his stride.
“He boxed an experienced opponent and looked client and potent.
“He is set up properly now for entire world title contention.
“No person can deny now that he is inside of the prime two cruiserweights in Britain.”
Riakporhe vowed about smashing Durodola: “Listen, I am a beast. That is not my stage.
“Give me activity and I will display the world what I can do.
“I am a monster and it is really just a subject of time. All of these fellas have been hiding from me for a period of time of time and now, we are on the scene, and they have to point out my title.”