Billam-Smith And Riakporhe Make Weight, Exchange Intense Stares

Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe made weight ahead of their  WBO Cruiserweight Title fight on Saturday, which you can catch on FIGHT SPORTS subject to certain territories. 

It is a rematch of their 2019 fight, which Riakporhe won via a split decision. Since then, Billam-Smith has been the more accomplished fighter. His ten wins in a row saw him pick up the WBO Cruiserweight Title with a majority decision win against Lawrence Okolie.

Billam-Smith defended his belt with a win over Mateusz Masternak. However, the performance was well below par. Billam-Smith was outboxed before Masternak retired with a rib injury. Riakporhe is a knockout artist. He enters the fight undefeated, with 13 knockouts in his 17 fights.

He has knocked out his last five opponents and promised to do the same again. He has said he has improved since their first fight. He enters the bout with a win over Dylan Bregeon. Riakporhe will fight in front of his home fans at Crystal Place’s Selhurst Park Stadium as he chases his first world title. Both fighters weighed 200 pounds, as they had a long, intense face off, with neither fighter wanting to break away. 

Where To Watch Info

You can watch the fight in the following territories

Japan

Fiji/Pacific Islands – Kiribati, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Pitcairn Islands, Guam, Wallis and Futuna, Nauru, Soloman Islands, Niue, New Zealand, Samoa, Tokelau, Philippines, Indonesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Vanuatu, Palau, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, American Somoa

Cambodia

Vietnam

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Spain

Portugal

France

Nordic/Baltic – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden 

Greece/Cyprus

Romania

Ex-Yugoslavia – Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia

MENA  – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Morocco, Djibouti, Western Sahara, Yemen, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Palestine, Mauritania, Jordan, Iran, Bahrain, Oman, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan

Albania

Israel

Belgium (Non-exclusive)

Caribbean (Non-exclusive) – Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Domican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde (Non-exclusive)

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