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Riakporhe And Jumah Face One Another After Opponents Withdraw

Richard Riakporhe now faces a British cruiserweight test on March 26 at Wembley Arena.

Former European champion Fabio Turchi was originally set to face the unbeaten Riakporhe but has had to pull out due to an injury he suffered in training.

On the same show Deion Jumah and Mikael Lawal were to collide for the vacant British cruiserweight strap but just like Turchi an injury has been sustained by Lawal during camp. Therefore, Riakporhe will now face Jumah live on Sky Sports.

“The Midnight Train is on a roll and I’m not letting anything stop me in my tracks. I’m pulling into Wembley Arena once again on March 26 and I’m coming with all the smoke. This one is going to be a treat for the fans,” said Riakporhe.

“I’d actually been watching Riakporhe online a couple of weeks ago. We have all the tools needed to pick Richard apart and stop him – and this is what’s happening on the 26th. I’ve seen loads of weaknesses in him and loads of flaws,” said Jumah.

“Fans will see why I’ve been the most avoided fighter on these shores for so long. They will see that some fighters just need their opportunity. They’ll see why I’ve been saying I’m the best cruiserweight in the country for so many years. This is my time now!”

The London derby between the unbeaten cruiserweights will be joined by the Dan Azeez making the first defence of his British light-heavyweight title.

Frazer Clarke makes his second pro start when he faces Spaniard Gabriel Enguema. Caroline Dubois, Adam and Hassan Azim also feature as does Chris Kongo, Joe Pigford, Jeamie TKV and more.