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GAME ON! BILLAM-SMITH AND RIAKPORHE SET FOR HISTORIC ALL-BRITISH SUMMER STADIUM WORLD TITLE SHOWDOWN ON JUNE 15 AT SELHURST PARK

  • Chris Billam-Smith defends his WBO World Cruiserweight Title against mandatory challenger Richard Riakporhe on Saturday, June 15th at Selhurst Park in London* 
  • Billam-Smith will be looking to avenge his only career defeat when he takes on the big punching South Londoner Riakporhe
  • Crystal Palace fan Riakporhe gets his world title shot in front of his fellow ‘Eagles’ as part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the official opening of Selhurst Park
  • All the action will be available to watch live and exclusive on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and on Peacock in the USA

LONDON, UK (April 23, 2024) – It’s game on for Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe in a historic all-British summer stadium world title showdown for the WBO World Cruiserweight Championship on Saturday June 15th at Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace F.C, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA.  

Defending champion Billam-Smith (19-1, 13 KOs) will be looking to avenge his only career defeat when he makes the second defence of his WBO World Title against big punching South Londoner and Crystal Palace fan Riakporhe (17-0, 13 KOs). 

Isaac Chamberlain will face Jack Massey for the vacant European and Commonwealth Cruiserweight Titles in a bet365 Wildcard contest

Ben Whittaker faces undefeated rival and press conference crasher Ezra Arenyeka for the WBA Gold Light Heavyweight belt, plus the return of 19-year-old bantamweight starlet Francesca Hennessy.

Former British, Commonwealth and European Light Heavyweight Champion ‘Super’ Dan Azeez joins British boxing’s biggest event of the summer as the latest addition to BOXXER’s star-studded Selhurst Park stadium show on Saturday, June 15th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA.

A percentage of every ticket sold will be donated to the Palace For Life Foundation, the official charity of Crystal Palace F.C, which has been working with the community for over 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.

FIGHT CARD

Order and fight card subject to change

CHRIS BILLAM-SMITH
WBO World Cruiserweight Championship
RICHARD RIAKPORHE
BEN WHITTAKER
Vacant IBF International Light Heavyweight Championship
EWORITSE EZRA ARENYEK
ISAAC CHAMBERLAIN
Vacant European & Commonwealth Cruiserweight Championship
JACK MASSEY
DAN AZEEZ
Light Heavyweight Contest
HRVOJE SEP
FRANCESCA HENNESSY
Bantamweight contest
DORATA NOREK
DEEVON MILLER
Cruiserweight contest
EDWIN MOSQUERA
MITCHELL FREARSON
Middleweight contest

EDWIN MOSQUERA

LEWIE POCHETTY

Heavyweight contest

TOBIE VERMEIRE

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