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  • Chris Billam-Smith

    • w 18
    • ko 12
    • L 1
    • D 0
  • 15 June 2024

    VS

  • RICHARD RIAKPORHE

    • w 17
    • ko 13
    • L 0
    • D 0

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British Cruiserweight Showdown Set to Rock Selhurst Park!

Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe are gearing up for a historic battle at Selhurst Park on June 15th. Billam-Smith, defending his WBO World Cruiserweight Title, seeks redemption against Riakporhe, the mandatory challenger and a fervent Crystal Palace supporter. The event, marking 100 years since Selhurst Park’s opening, promises an electrifying atmosphere as these two British fighters collide in a world title showdown.

In what is expected to be a thrilling matchup, Billam-Smith (19-1, 13 KOs) will be eager to avenge his only career defeat, while Riakporhe (17-0, 13 KOs) aims to seize the opportunity and claim the prestigious WBO belt. Both fighters possess impressive knockout records, setting the stage for a potential explosive encounter in front of their passionate fans.

Adding to the excitement of the evening, Isaac Chamberlain will face Jack Massey for the European and Commonwealth Cruiserweight Titles in a bet365 Wildcard contest. This matchup adds another layer of intrigue to an already stacked card, ensuring fans are in for a treat with multiple high-stakes bouts.

Furthermore, Ben Whittaker will square off against undefeated rival Ezra Arenyeka for the WBA Gold Light Heavyweight belt, promising yet another thrilling encounter. Whittaker’s clash with Arenyeka adds to the anticipation surrounding the event, as the two fighters vie for supremacy in the light heavyweight division.

Additionally, fans can look forward to the return of 19-year-old bantamweight starlet Francesca Hennessy, whose talent and potential have captured the imagination of boxing enthusiasts. Hennessy’s presence on the card adds a youthful exuberance and showcases the depth of talent in British boxing.

Moreover, former British, Commonwealth, and European Light Heavyweight Champion โ€˜Superโ€™ Dan Azeez joins the star-studded lineup, further elevating the status of BOXXERโ€™s Selhurst Park stadium show. Azeez’s inclusion adds another layer of excitement and ensures that the event will be one of British boxing’s biggest spectacles this summer.

Notably, a percentage of every ticket sold will be donated to the Palace For Life Foundation, the official charity of Crystal Palace F.C. This initiative highlights the event’s commitment to giving back to the community and supporting initiatives that promote positive change through sport.

In summary, the British Cruiserweight showdown at Selhurst Park promises to be a night to remember, with top-class boxing action, a historic venue, and a charitable cause all coming together to create a memorable event for fans and fighters alike.

BILLAM-SMITH VS RICHARD RIAKPORHE UNDERCARDS

  • Isaac Chamberlain (16-2) vs Jack Massey (21-2) – Vacant EBU & Commonwealth Cruiserweight Titles
  • Ben Whittaker (7-0) vs Eworitse Ezra Arenyeka (12-0) – Vacant WBA Gold World Light-Heavyweight Title
  • Dan Azeez (20-1) vs Hrvoje Sep (12-2)
  • Francesca Hennessy (3-0) vs Dorota Norek (7-4)
Betting slip
  • 1.4
  • Winner