Hefty Riakpore brutally demolished Turchi in the IBF eliminator: video


Wembley Arena, London, UK. In the main event of the evening, local cruiserweight contender (up to 90.7 kg) Richard Riakpore (15-0, 11 KOs) knocked out Italian Fabio Turchi (20-2, 14 KOs).

It was an IBF eliminator.

Left-hander Turchi confidently started the fight: he took the center of the ring and began to drive the big man. Riakpore leaned on the jab, but often did not throw punches, but simply pushed the opponent away. The referee did not notice fouls.

In the 2nd round, the favorite’s first accented attack ended in a knockdown – a left hook to the body went through. Turchi fell to the canvas, got to his feet not without problems. The referee was ready to continue the fight, but the coach ran out of the corner of the guest – this is a capitulation.

WHAT A SHOT! @R_Riakporhe stops Fabio Turchi in the second#FightNightLondon | TONIGHT | OVO Arena, Wembley | @SkySportsBoxing pic.twitter.com/Qu97cfVDzf

— BOXXER (@boxxer) June 11, 2022

Riakpore TKO 2.

British Olympic champion
Lauren Price (1-0, 0 KOs) made her professional debut in the bantamweight limit (up to 53.5 kg) and won by decision of the judges
Waldergur Gudstensdottir (5-3, 1 KO) from Iceland.

The fight went all the way. The referee gave all the rounds in favor of the favorite: 60-54.

Price PTS 6.

Welterweights (up to 66.7 kg) fought at the warm-up: Briton Chris Kongo (13-1, 7 KOs) beat Sebastian Formella (22-3, 10 KOs) from Germany.

The duel turned out to be more watchable than expected, abounded in bright exchanges. The owner of the ring tried to control the pace of the fight, the guest mostly countered. By the equator, Congo was building up an advantage, but Formella managed a good comeback.

The fight went all the way. Judges score: 97-93, 97-94 and 98-92.

Congo UD 10.

And also within the framework of the show, the owner of the belt of the champion of England according to the BBC version in super middleweight (up to 76.2 kg) was determined: unbeaten
Jermain Brown (12-1, 3 KOs) lost to a persistent
Zaku Celli (12-1-1, 6 KOs).

The fighters gave the fans all the best they could – they rolled up an old-school mahach at close and medium distances. More powerful, more aggressive, more efficient and more accurate was the challenger. What will the judges say? They count exactly the same: 98-93, 97-94 and 98-92.

Chelly UD 10.