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On Saturday night, Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith meet for a much awaited middleweight bout in Manchester. However, not all eyes will be on this fight, as plenty of other exciting clashes are unfolding in the main event’s undercard.
On one of these undercard contests is Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki, the co-main event at the AO Arena this weekend. These two cruiserweights will fight it out for as many as 12 rounds on Saturday night to determine who walks away victorious, with Riakporhe looking to impress a home crowd.
Total Rounds Under 5.5
Riakporhe to Win in Round Three
These odds from William Hill were correct at the time of writing.
Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki – Fight Prediction
- 1 Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki – Fight Prediction
- 2 Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki Preview
- 3 Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki Fight Details
Here’s a look at the top boxing bets our experts suggest taking ahead of this fight on Saturday night:
Total Rounds Under 5.5 @ 4/5 (1.80)
Looking at the outright winner odds, Riakporhe is a heavy favourite. However, for slightly more lucrative odds, take this match to finish in less than 5.5 rounds. Chances are, Riakporhe will score a knockout in the first few rounds, given his track record.
However, if Glowacki is to have any chance of winning here, he’ll likely need a knockout too, and this bet accommodates for that occurrence as well, however unlikely it may be.
Riakporhe to Win in Round Three @ 8/1 (9.00)
Bottom line is, Riakporhe should score a knockout here. He’s won 11 of his 15 professional fights by way of knockout, including his last three. Glowacki is no joke, and was undefeated across 25 fights before being beaten on points by Oleksandr Usyk in 2016.
The Pole is declining now, however, and has lost two of his last three. Expect Riakporhe to take a couple of rounds to feel his opponent out, then finish the veteran in the third round.
Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki Preview
With these two bets to consider, here’s a little extra information on each boxer to help you make your mind up:
Debuting as a professional in the same year that Glowacki fought Usyk for the WBO World Cruiserweight title, Riakporhe has cut a vicious path through the division since then. Across 15 professional fights, the Englishman is unbeaten, and has ended many of his bouts early as well.
With his eyes set on greater things and a title fight at the cruiserweight level, Riakporhe will be focused in on getting a clean win here against Glowacki.
Poland’s Glowacki has been one of the premier cruiserweights in the world since he debuted in 2008. With a professional record of 32-3-0, Glowacki has twice held the cruiserweight world title, in 2015-2016 and again in 2019. However, his career has been declining of late, with the 36-year-old getting knocked out twice in his past three fights.
A statement win here would keep the Pole in the hunt for another title shot, while a loss would see him slip into a genuine twilight.
Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki.
Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki Fight Details
- Time and date: The event begins at 7:30 PM GMT, with the co-main event likely to occur around midnight.
- Location: AO Arena, Manchester, England.
- How to watch in the UK: You can watch this fight on DAZN in the UK.
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