Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
17-0-0
19-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBO World Cruiserweight

The tape

34
Age
33
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 2TKO 4TKO 2KO 8TKO 5
Form
TKO 8MD 12TKO 5UD 12KO 8
17
Wins
19
13
By KO
13
76
KO%
68
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2017
77
Pro rounds
128

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

6
The Ring
3
12
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
1
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Richard Riakporhe vs Chris Billam-Smith preview


When is Riakporhe vs Billam-Smith II?

Richard Riakporhe could take on Chris Billam-Smith in Autumn/Fall 2024 in the United Kingdom.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

Riakporhe vs Billam-Smith II stats

Richard Riakporhe would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Chris Billam-Smith would make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Riakporhe would have a slight advantage in power over Billam Smith, with a 76% knock out percentage over Billam Smith's 68%.

Richard Riakporhe is the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Riakporhe has a height advantage of 2 inches over Billam Smith. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Richard Riakporhe & Chris Billam-Smith fight out of an orthodox stance.

Riakporhe is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Billam Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 51 less professional rounds, 77 to Billam Smith's 128.

Richard Riakporhe goes into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO and 6 by the RING at cruiserweight.

Chris Billam-Smith is currently ranked number 3 by the RING in the 200lb division.

Riakporhe vs Billam-Smith II form

Riakporhe remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Dylan Bregeon on 18th November 2023 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Krzysztof Glowacki on 21st January 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had beat Fabio Turchi on 11th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.

Before that, he had won against Deion Jumah on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.

He had beat Olanrewaju Durodola on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Wembley Arena, London.

Billam Smith has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Mateusz Masternak on 10th December 2023 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Lawrence Okolie on 27th May 2023 by majority decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.

Going into that contest, he had won against Armend Xhoxhaj on 17th December 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth.

Before that, he had defeated Isaac Chamberlain on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Dorset.

He had beat Tommy McCarthy on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Chris Billam-Smith has been fighting more than Richard Riakporhe.

Richard Riakporhe last fought 8 months and 26 days ago, while Chris Billam-Smith's last outing was 8 months and 3 days ago.

Riakporhe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

Billam Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.

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