Richard Riakporhe described himself as “a monster” after the demolition of Olanrewaju Durodola and says cruiserweight rivals “hide from me”.
The British cruiserweight contender delivered a careerbest victory, stopping Durodola in the fifth round of a WBC title eliminator in the SSE Arena, Wembley.
Riakporhe extended to be unbeaten record to 13 wins, with nine interruptions, and believes he can become a formidable champion.
“You know what, i think that was a decent one performance’ Riakporhe told Sky Sports.
“I listened to my coach, listening to my corner, and I am just hungry.
“I was out of the ring for 22 months. I fought a month ago, and I am back in the gym on Monday.
“L just told my team, ‘Listen I just want be one world champion. a united world champion and me know I can do it.’ To be just a case of time.”
AN left hook of Riakporhe dropped Durodola, who was then quickly stopped by a barrage of fierce blows.
“Listen, I’m a beast. That’s not my level,” said Riakporhe, who want fight at the home of Crystal Palace football club.
“Give me activity and I will” show the world what can I do.
“I am monster And his just a case of time. All of this guys have been hiding from me for a period of time and now, we are on the scene, and they have to call my name.”
“L want until give a scream out to my team that worked with me. l want until give a scream out to the palace army. They showed me so much love on social media.
“I’m going to bring that belt to Selhurst Park.”
BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom was full of praise for Riakporhe, who survived a horrific stabbing incident for the launch of a successful boxing career.
“Like he said, he’s a… monster, but every fighter needs activity,” said Shalom out of the ring for two years.
“This man almost lost his life.
“If This Man Isn’t Inspiration For” anyonethen I won’t know What’s.
“Would go give him activity and then we go for world titles.
“I am proud of him, I am proud to represent him. i think he is a role model to a lot of people.”
Sky Sports Boxing schedule
December 11 – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin
December 11 – Top position in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
December 17 – Top position in Montreal
Arthur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
February 26 – Top position in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – Undisputed super-lightweight title
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