EPISODE: Episode 72
Richard Riakporhe | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
Today Mike discusses Richard Riakporhe, a British professional boxer who held the British cruiserweight title from 2019 to September 2020.
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Hello there boxing fans around the world, thank you for joining us once again on talk and fight for another episode of knuckle up with mike war at four featuring once again, yet another british boxer, of course, of course, of course, are there any other in the world There are there are, but this guy you know, he’s making some noise man, okay, um richard richard react.
Poori is, i believe, how you pronounce it.
That’S what the ring announcer said.
So i’m gon na go with it: okay, um yeah! You know this kid.
Cruiserweight he’s 11-0 eight knockouts uh he’s scheduled uh for a big fight coming up against christoph towardoski um on october.
The second so we’re gon na get to see this guy in the ring uh.
He fought jack massey back in 2019 for the vacant british cruiser title and uh yeah he held on to it for a little while he had it till i believe it was september of then 2020 and then he lost it.
But um he’s a you know: british you’re right professional boxer, um yeah.
He did hold it to september 2020.
His early life, though um, involved in like the gangs man in the in the bad neighborhoods and stuff um.
He at the age of 15.
He was stabbed in the chest outside of a house party requiring emergency surgery to drain his legs of blood uh.
He had a late start to boxing for stepping into a gym the lynn abc at the age of 19, alongside boxing as an amateur.
He continued in pursuit of further education, studying at college and eventually moving to kingston university in london earning a degree in marketing communications and advertising.
He made his professional debut on the 6th of august 2018, scoring four round point decision over jason jones at your call in london, so yeah this guy on the outside of boxing uh derived from his experiences as a troubled upbringing.
Um he’s set up a company um enhancing minds which focuses on talking to school children on positive thinking and the dangers of a knife crime.
So you guys uh the guys out there and uh he’s doing big things, also uh, he just uh.
He declared that he split from his manager dylan white and was a promotional free agent until he hooked up with um sky sports and boxer, so yeah he’s calling out lawrence akali and i mean and no joke the way he’s to a rap match.
No, no! No! No, he said um he’s gon na knock him out.
He got he’s.
Definitely gon na knock him out.
He can’t handle my knockout power, uh yeah, that’s what he wants man he wants.
He wants a colleague.
He wants him in the ring uh very soon and uh.
I think that’d be a great fight man, this guy’s, this guy’s, a big dude too he’s uh.
You know, i believe, he’s like six six, something like that.
He’S got like a 77 inch reach or no sorry, six five 77 inch reach, you know and he’s and he’s supporting a pretty good record.
Eight knockouts uh he’s got some power in those hands.
Man you go and watch some of his videos, training videos.
Some of his fights uh he ends him.
Quick uh he’s got he’s, got some heavy hands uh, but his plan is not to stay as a cruiser uh.
Eventually he wants to move up to the heavyweight division.
So we got another another wonderful, um, another wonderful heavyweight in the making.
I guess yeah we’ll see we’ll see if he actually does it.
You know what i mean but um right now.
He believes that he could knock out the wbo cruiserweight champion lauren sicoley uh.
He says that lawrence cannot handle his knockout power and uh yeah man.
He wants to get the ring to do it so guys.
I want to see it too uh.
He is fighting october.
The 2nd make sure you tune into that, i believe, that’s being broadcast uh yeah.
Well, it’s at wembley arena.
So you know that’s going to be all broadcast it’s on october, the 2nd who else is on that card.
I’M not too sure i believe it’s uh.
It’S gon na be the eubank junior card um, so he’ll be on that card.
It’S gon na be great.
There’S actually uh, there’s quite a few good names on here that i know that uh we’re gon na get to see uh a few debuts on that card.
As well, but uh guys, you’re, not gon na – want to miss this fight.
Man, nice cruiserweight battle 11-0.
Richard react, pory versus kristoff toward tawarnowski and uh yeah man, it’s gon na, be a great battle.
Make sure you don’t miss this uh and you know what we’ll see what he we’ll see.
What happens man about uh laura to coley, you know lauren, laurence and coley is no joke.
Uh, you know he’s coming off some big wins and honestly i, like him man, you know, he’s not much of a rapper, but but you know you know how it is man.
You know how it is he’s a fighter fighter.
First uh, you know, that’s that’s the way it is man and uh.
These guys are gon na get in the ring and they’re gon na bang it out, and i can’t wait to see it.
It’S gon na be excellent, so guys make sure you tune in to that fight if that one gets going on, but make sure you check october, the 2nd you’re not going to want to miss that man.
This kid’s in the ring we’re going to get to see him banging out.
Uh, hopefully come through with the big w and uh yeah man and uh.
You know keep his keep his name in the headlines there uh by calling people out but uh what it’s tragic story: man really late start to boxing in the gang life uh.
You know in his youth and ends up getting stabbed almost fatally and has to have emergency surgery.
Just to you know, drain the blood out of his lungs and everything – and you know, and now he’s got this wonderful career.
That’S uh, looking up and up man.
So what a good story uh, what a? What a good guy to check out? What a good guy that i found! Thank you instagram again.
I keep stumbling upon these guys on instagram uh.
You know they always come across my feed, i’m finding all these young guys who are out there bashing, heads and uh.
You know taking names and and definitely definitely training their ass off man, because you know that’s all you ever see on instagram is pure training.
Train train train train and this guy’s one of them as well.
So you heard it here, fans, it’s your boy, mike gord, for richard react poor.
He check them out.
Google them spelling is r-i-a-k-p-o-r, [, Laughter, ], h-e, so yeah make sure make sure you check them out, don’t miss them in fight in october.
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