Riakporhe vs Smith Info
Richard Riakporhe beat Chris Billam-Smith by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 20th July 2019 at O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 95-94, 93-96, 97-92 in favor of winner Richard Riakporhe.
The fight took place over rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Riakporhe vs Smith stats
Richard Riakporhe stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Billam-Smith made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 9 wins and draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested that Riakporhe and Billam Smith have similar power, both with a 89% knock out percentage.
Richard Riakporhe was the same age as Chris Billam-Smith, at 30 years old.
Riakporhe had a height advantage of 2 inches over Billam Smith.
Both Richard Riakporhe & Chris Billam-Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Riakporhe was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Billam Smith, who’s first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 48 to Billam Smith's 47.
Richard Riakporhe went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
Riakporhe vs Smith form
Riakporhe remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Tommy McCarthy on 2nd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Sam Hyde on 10th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had won against Elvis Dube on 28th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Adam Williams on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, London.
He had defeated Jiri Svacina on 14th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.
Chris Billam-Smith had stopped all of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Yassine Habachi on 10th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Kent Kauppinen on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Academy, Dorset.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Robin Dupre on 13th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at York Hall, London.
Riakporhe's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 4 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Billam Smith's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 month and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.7 rounds on average.
What time did Riakporhe vs Smith start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 pm BST at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 pm EST or 11:00 am PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Riakporhe vs Smith?
Riakporhe vs Smith was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.