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Who won Riakporhe vs Durodola?
Richard Riakporhe beat Olanrewaju Durodola by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 20th November 2021 at Wembley Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Also, on the undercard Hosea Burton was defeated by Dan Azeez for the BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship, Mikael Lawal beat Leonardo Damian Bruzzese, Florian Marku defeated Jorick Luisetto and Natasha Jonas was victorious over Vaida Masiokaite.
Riakporhe vs Durodola stats
Richard Riakporhe stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Olanrewaju Durodola made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 33 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Durodola had a large advantage in power over Riakporhe, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Riakporhe's 67%.
Richard Riakporhe was the younger man by 10 years, at 31 years old.
Riakporhe had a height advantage of 3 inches over Durodola. Despite this, Durodola had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Richard Riakporhe & Olanrewaju Durodola fought out of an orthodox stance.
Riakporhe was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 32 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 1 month later than Durodola, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 88 less professional rounds, 61 to Durodola's 149.
Richard Riakporhe went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBC and 13 by the WBO at cruiserweight.
Olanrewaju Durodola was ranked number 5 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Riakporhe vs Durodola form
Riakporhe remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Krzysztof Twardowski on 2nd October 2021 by points in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Jack Massey on 19th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Billam-Smith on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Tommy McCarthy on 2nd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire.
He had won against Sam Hyde on 10th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Durodola had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ilunga Makabu on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Michal Cieslak on 31st May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at MZOS Pruszków, ul. Bohaterów Warszawy 4, Pruszków, Poland.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on 2nd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at G2A Arena, Jasionka 953, Rzeszow.
Before that, he had been beaten by Maksim Vlasov on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in the 10th round at Bolshoy Ice Dome, Adler, Russia.
He had lost to Dmitry Kudryashov on 3rd June 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Sports Palace, Rostov-na-Donu.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Richard Riakporhe had been fighting more than Olanrewaju Durodola.
Going to this contest, Richard Riakporhe had last fought 1 month and 28 days ago, while Olanrewaju Durodola's last outing had been 11 months and 11 days ago.
Riakporhe's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Durodola's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Riakporhe vs Durodola start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Riakporhe vs Durodola?
Riakporhe vs Durodola was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK.
What were the odds on Riakporhe vs Durodola?
Richard Riakporhe was a 3/50 (-1666) favourite going into the contest, while Olanrewaju Durodola made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.