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"SHOCKING: BILLAM-SMITH VS. RIAKPORHE REMATCH TO CO-HEADLINE YARDE-BUATSI BILL!"

WBO cruiserweight champion Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe’s highly anticipated rematch hangs in uncertainty as they await news on a potential co-headlining slot alongside Joshua Buatsi and Anthony Yarde’s bout.

Following Billam-Smith’s successful title defense against Mateusz Masternak, the spotlight shifted to his impending rematch with Riakporhe. However, despite their shared promotion under Boxxer, no date or venue has been confirmed for their rematch.

The rematch holds significant intrigue, considering Riakporhe’s undefeated record and their previous encounter in July 2019, where Riakporhe secured a split decision victory over Billam-Smith.

Sources suggest potential venues such as Selhurst Park or the O2 Arena, with a slim possibility of returning to Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. However, the final decision remains pending.

Chris Billam-Smith, Richard Riakporhe Satisfy Terms With WBO, On Course For Title Fight Rematch - The Ring

Trained by Shane McGuigan, Billam-Smith’s preparation is contingent upon the Buatsi-Yarde announcement, as the potential co-headlining slot could impact scheduling. McGuigan emphasizes the importance of maintaining momentum in Billam-Smith’s career and avoiding staleness in training.

Despite the uncertainties, Billam-Smith’s dedication to his craft shines through, with his consistent weight management and disciplined training regimen reflecting his commitment to continuous improvement.

Chris Billam-Smith doubts Richard Riakporhe will accept rematch amid venue doubts - Mirror Online

As fans eagerly await further developments, the boxing world holds its breath in anticipation of the rematch between Billam-Smith and Riakporhe, a showdown poised to deliver fireworks in the cruiserweight division.

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