BOXXER has officially unveiled the supporting cast for Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith on January 21st. The co-main event sees Richard Riakporhe take on former cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki in a matchup first revealed last month, while Joseph Parker faces Jack Massey one weight class up.
We’ve already discussed Riakporhe (15-0, 11 KO) vs Glowacki (32-3, 20 KO); Glowacki at his best would be a very stiff test for Riakporhe, but he’s got a lot of mileage on him and looked completely flummoxed by another tall, awkward power-puncher in Lawrence Okolie. It’ll be interesting to see whether Glowacki’s still got enough left in the tank to bring his experience and technical ability to bear.
Riakporhe said: “I’m really pleased that he took the fight. I can test the ‘Midnight Train’ once again and everybody can see how I fare up to the test of facing a former world champion.
“He won’t be a pushover and I have to be at the top of my A game. It is going to be fireworks, believe me.”
Parker (30-3, 21 KO) is coming off a brutal knockout loss to Joe Joyce in September, though he figures to have a much better outlook here. Massey (20-1, 13 KO) is a career cruiserweight who’s never weighed in above 205 and fell to Riakporhe in his biggest fight to date.