Richard Riakporhe puts his unbeaten record on the line when he steps into the ring against London rival Deion Jumah for their cruiserweight showdown at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.
Walworth’s Riakporhe, 32, has won thirteen bouts, nine by knock-out. Hammersmith’s Jumah, also 32, has a 14-0 record with seven KOs.
Riakporhe scored a fifth-round knock-out against Olanrewaju Durodola in November for the WBC silver belt. He is the mandatory challenger to the WBC cruiserweight championship held by Ilunga Makabu.
“This is what I dreamed of, I can’t wait to rock and roll, you know what I bring to the table, just smoke,” he told Sky Sports at Thursday’s press conference.
“He’s a kind of awkward type of southpaw, quite slick, so I need to see where he is in the first couple of rounds and then start my assault.
“Talk is cheap. I do fighting with my fists, so I’ll see how he reacts when I let the power shots go.
“Knock-out, that’s what we’re going for. No way [the fight goes the distance].”
Bermondsey’s Chris Kongo, 29, is also in action at Wembley for the first fight of his BOXXER/Sky Sports deal. Kongo is aiming to get into world title contention.
Coverage begins at 7.30pm on Sky Sports Action and from 8.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event.