Fight on! Richard Riakporhe and Chris Billam-Smith weigh in ahead of Selhurst Park bout

Chris Billam-Smith and Walworth’s Richard Riakporhe both made weight today ahead of their WBO world cruiserweight title clash at Crystal Palace’s on Saturday.

The show is live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Bournemouth’s Billam-Smith will be looking to avenge his only career defeat when he makes the second defence of his title against the big punching South Londoner, while Riakporhe gets the opportunity to realise his dream of winning world honours in front of his fellow Crystal Palace fans.

With both fighters coming in on the championship limit, Billam-Smith and Riakporhe had to be prised apart by security after refusing to break an intense staredown ahead of tomorrow’s showdown.

An equally fiery undercard weigh-in saw clashes between Ben Whittaker and Ezra Arenyeka, who meet for the IBF International light-heavyweight crown, and British cruiserweight rivals Isaac Chamberlain, from Brixton, and Jack Massey, who fight for the European and Commonwealth titles.


12×3 mins – WBO World Cruiserweight Championship

CHRIS BILLAM-SMITH – 14st 4lb / 200lb

RICHARD RIAKPORHE – 14st 4lb / 200lb

10×3 mins – IBF International Light Heavyweight Championship 

BEN WHITTAKER – 12st 7lb / 175lb

EZRA ARENYEKA – 12st 7lb / 175lb

12x3mins – European & Commonwealth Cruiserweight Championships

ISAAC CHAMBERLAIN – 14st 4lb / 200lb

JACK MASSEY – 14st 4 lb / 200lb

8×3 mins – Light Heavyweight 

DAN AZEEZ – 12st 10lb / 178lb

HRVOJE SEP – 12st 11lb / 179lb

8×2 mins – Bantamweight

FRANCESCA HENNESSEY – 8st 9lb / 121lb

DORATA NOREK – 8st 7lb / 119b

4×3 mins – Middleweight

MITCHELL FREARSON – 11st 10lb / 164lb

MARCO SIMMONDS – 11st 12lb / 156lb

4×3 mins – Cruiserweight

DEEVON MILLER – 14st 2lb / 198lb

EDWIN MOSQUERA – 14st 3lb / 199lb

 4×3 mins – Heavyweight

LEWIE POCHETTY – weighing in tomorrow

TOBIE VERMEIRE – weighing in tomorrow

A percentage of every ticket sold will be donated to the Palace For Life Foundation, the official charity of Crystal Palace FC, which has been working with the community for more than 25 years, helping young people grow through the power of sport, inspiring them to find a better path in life and to lead a healthier life.

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