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When is Riakporhe vs Billam-Smith?
Richard Riakporhe could face Chris Billam-Smith in Spring 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 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 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 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 67%.
Richard Riakporhe is the same age as Chris Billam-Smith, at 33 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 2 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 43 less professional rounds, 77 to Billam Smith's 120.
Richard Riakporhe goes into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 13 by the IBF and 7 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Chris Billam-Smith is currently ranked number 5 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Riakporhe vs Billam-Smith 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 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Lawrence Okolie on 27th May 2023 by majority decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Armend Xhoxhaj on 17th December 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth.
Going into that contest, he had won against Isaac Chamberlain on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Dorset.
Before that, he had defeated Tommy McCarthy on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Dylan Bregeon on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Yorkshire.
In terms of recent activity, Richard Riakporhe has been fighting more than Chris Billam-Smith.
Richard Riakporhe last fought 4 months and 17 days ago, while Chris Billam-Smith's last outing was 10 months and 8 days ago.
Riakporhe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 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, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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