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Who won Riakporhe vs Smith?
Richard Riakporhe beat Chris Billam-Smith by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 20th July 2019 at The O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 95-94, 93-96, 97-92 in favor of winner Richard Riakporhe.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dillian Whyte beating Oscar Rivas for the WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Dave Allen lost to David Price, Lawrence Okolie defeated Mariano Angel Gudino and Derek Chisora was victorious over Artur Szpilka.
Riakporhe vs Smith stats
Back in July 2019, Richard Riakporhe stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 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 0 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 older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Riakporhe had a height advantage of 2 inches over Billam Smith. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Richard Riakporhe & Chris Billam-Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.
Riakporhe's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Billam Smith's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Billam Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 51 less professional rounds, 77 to Billam Smith's 128.
Richard Riakporhe went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA at cruiserweight.
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.
Riakporhe's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 8 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 9 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 3 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 The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Riakporhe vs Smith?
Richard Riakporhe was a 43/100 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Chris Billam-Smith made his way into the ring at 103/50 (+210) with oddsmakers.