Lawrence Okolie vs Richard Riakporhe Next?
In a revealing interview with NoSmokeSport tonight, top Cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe has confessed his preference for Lawrence Okolie to get the win in this evening’s hotly anticipated bout against Chris Billam-Smith. This somewhat expected preference has been spurred by an unsettled ‘score to be settled’ between Riakporhe and Okolie following a recent altercation at the Creed 3 premiere.
At the film premiere, both men, considered by many to be the top two cruiserweight fighters in the UK, if not globally, ended up clashing in the lobby area. The tension escalated to such an extent that they had to be pulled apart. This incident has clearly left a mark on Riakporhe, who now eagerly awaits a chance to fight Okolie himself, and potentially his moment to become a world champion by taking Okolie’s WBO Title.