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Who won Riakporhe vs Turchi?
Richard Riakporhe beat Fabio Turchi by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 11th June 2022 at Wembley Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Richard Riakporhe.
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 Chris Kongo was victorious over Sebastian Formella and Germaine Brown lost to Zak Chelli.
Riakporhe vs Turchi stats
Richard Riakporhe stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Fabio Turchi made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Riakporhe had a slight advantage in power over Turchi, with a 71% knock out percentage over Turchi's 70%.
Richard Riakporhe was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Riakporhe had a height advantage of 3 inches over Turchi. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Both Richard Riakporhe & Fabio Turchi fought out of an orthodox stance.
Riakporhe was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 9 months later than Turchi, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 30 less professional rounds, 71 to Turchi's 101.
Richard Riakporhe went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Fabio Turchi was ranked number 11 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Riakporhe vs Turchi 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 Deion Jumah on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Olanrewaju Durodola on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Krzysztof Twardowski on 2nd October 2021 by points in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Jack Massey on 19th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
He had won against Chris Billam-Smith on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
Turchi had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Dylan Bregeon on 16th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Allianz Cloud, Lombardia, Italy.
Previous to that, he had defeated Nikolajs Grisunins on 23rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Allianz Cloud, Lombardia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Tommy McCarthy on 11th October 2019 by split decision in their 12 round contest at PalaTrento, Trentino-Alto Adige.
Before that, he had beat Sami Enbom on 26th April 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Tuscany Hall, Toscana.
He had won against Tony Conquest on 30th November 2018 by knockout in the 7th round at Teatro Obi Hall, Toscana.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Richard Riakporhe had been fighting more than Fabio Turchi.
Going to this contest, Richard Riakporhe had last fought 3 months ago, while Fabio Turchi's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 10 days ago.
Riakporhe's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Turchi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Riakporhe vs Turchi start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST 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 Turchi?
Riakporhe vs Turchi was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.
What were the odds on Riakporhe vs Turchi?
Richard Riakporhe was a 11/100 (-909) favourite going into the contest, while Fabio Turchi made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.