Parker vs. Massey, Riakpore vs. Glowacki: Eubank-Smith’s “Heavy Guard”


On January 21, a boxing evening will take place in Manchester (England), the main event of which will be a 12-round middleweight fight (up to 72.6 kg) between British Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith.

Two accompanying fights from the main part of the upcoming boxing show were officially announced today.

In one of them, the British cruiserweight prospect (up to 90.7 kg) Richard Riakpore (15-0, 11 KOs) will meet with the ex-world champion from Poland Krzysztof Glowacki (32-3, 20 KOs).

In 2022, Riakpore scored early victories against Deion Juma and Fabio Turchi, while Glowacki limited himself to one performance in April, stopping the Mexican Francisco Rivas and thus closing two failures in a row in battles against Mairis Briedis and Lawrence Okoli.

In addition, former world heavyweight champion New Zealander Joseph Parker (30-3, 21 KOs) will box with local Jack Massey (20-1, 11 KOs).

Parker in the previous fight was knocked out by the British Joe Joyce, and Massey suffered the only loss in profiring from Riakpore, losing to him on points three years ago.