Manchester ArenaManchester, UK. In the cruiserweight limit (up to 90.7 kg), the British puncher Richard Riakpore
(16-0, 12 KOs) knocked out the two-time world champion Pole Krzysztof Glowacki (32-4, 20 KOs).
The start of the battle for the local big man. He countered great with a right hook, shocking the Pole in the 2nd round with a cross. He survived by experience. But so far there is nothing to oppose the favorite to him.
MEJORES MOMENTOS DE RIAKPORHE VS CLOWACKI
Se han repartido bien de golpes… Y SOLO VAMOS POR EL TERCER ASALTO!
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Riakpore did not rush at Glowacki, he acted solidly and prudently, exhausting with methodical pressure, constantly disturbing with a jab. In the 4th round, the Pole blundered a left hook, after which he was beaten to the referee’s go-ahead.
Riakporhe round 4 stoppage pic.twitter.com/xCfF0VPh4E
— Steve Spevack (@SteveSpevack) January 21, 2023
Riakpore TKO 4.
British welterweights (up to 66.7 kg) Ekou Essuman
(19-0, 7 KOs) and Chris Kongo (14-2, 7 KO) fought an epic fight and played for the belts of the champion of Britain, the British Commonwealth, Europe (according to IBF) and WBC International Siver. Essuman snatched a difficult victory.
Kongo started the fight aggressively and confidently, but failed to distribute his forces over the entire distance. In the second half of the fight, Essuman was the soloist, twice he was close to dropping his opponent – Chris got it great in the 9th and 12th rounds.
The fight turned out to be very competitive, it would be quite possible to put up a draw. One of the judges did so (114-114), but the rest gave the victory to the favorite (116-113 and 115-114).
Essuman MD 12.