Richard Riakporhe
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Richard Riakporhe is a British professional boxer. He held the British cruiserweight title from 2019 to September of 2020.

Career and Early Life:

Richard Riakporhe grew up on the Aylesbury Estate in Walworth, London. He had a late start to boxing; first stepping into a gym, the Lynn ABC, at the age of 19. In 2015 he had also earned a degree in marketing communications from Kingston University in London.

The British sportsman made his debut in 2016, in a match against countryman Jason Jones. He won the match held in London with a four-round point decision. Following that, he achieved a second win over Aaron Lacy in October. This time he won with an impressive TKO. He then went on to score three consecutive TKO victories the next year, against Istvan Orsos, Milan Cechvala and Jiri Svachina.

His 2018 career started with a TKO over Adam Williams. That year, he won the vacant WBA Intercontinental Cruiserweight title in a match against Sam Hyde. He retained his title twice next year. In his third match of 2019, he snatched the vacant British Cruiserweight title over Jack Massey.

After obtaining the British Cruiserweight title, Taikporhe took a two-year break. Then he returned to the ring on October 2, 2021. His first returning non-title bout against Krzysztof Twardowski went smoothly as he won it by unanimous decision. A month later Riakporhe beat Olanrewaju Durodola by a fifth-round TKO to capture the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title.

This year, in the main event of a BOXXER Fight Night card, Riakporhe faced Deion Jumah. The match was held at the SSE Arena in London on March 26. He won the fight by knockout, flooring Jumah with a right straight to the body early in the eight-round. The British boxer is currently getting prepared to face Fabio Turchi in the same arena on June 11.

Richard Raikporhe Personal Details:

Full Name Richard Riakporhe
Nickname The Midnight Train
Stance Orthodox
Born 5 January 1990
Debut 06 August 2016
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Division Cruiserweight
Age 32
Birthplace London, UK
Residence Walworth, London, UK
Religion Christian
Nationality British
Net Worth N/A
Marital Status Unmarried
Father name N/A
Mother name N/A
Salary N/A
Twitter Handle @R_Riakporhe
Instagram Handle @r_riakporhe

Height:

Riakporhe is 6 ft 5 inches (196 cm) tall. His body build type is very athletic. The Cruiserweight fighter doesn’t hesitate to go shirtless in his Instagram posts.

Age:

Richard was born on 5 January 1990 to Nigerian parents. Enriched with toned biceps and a muscular build, the boxer is currently 32 years old.

Nickname:

Riakporhe has the nickname “The Midnight Train”. It is a reference to an old feature on the show “Midnight Train to Madness”. He’s previously promised to have the words ‘Midnight Train’ on his boxing robe, however, that’s yet to happen.

Richard Riakporhe’s Net Worth and Salary:

Riakporhe’s net worth is currently undisclosed. It is assumed to be somewhere between $1 million to $5 million, in 2022. The player has never spoken about his salary in public.

The boxer is currently affiliated with Adidas, Dior and IMG models, according to his Instagram account.

Relationship Status:

The 32 years old boxer is currently single. He doesn’t share his personal life on any media.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.

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