Richard Riakporhe stops Krzystof Glowacki in the fourth round to edge closer to a world title shot.
Riakporhe produced a mature performance to stop Glowacki in the fourth round with a vicious barrage of punches.
Glowacki took centre ring in the opener, as Riakporhe jabbed and moved. The Brit was clearly the bigger man but found himself backed up at one point, but spun his opponent well to avoid trouble.
Riakporhe showcased his power in round two, hurting Glowacki with a short right hand. Glowacki stumbled to the ropes as ‘The Midnight Train’ looked to follow up his onslaught, but his opponent recovered well and saw out the round.
Riakporhe remained patient and showed brilliant ring generalship, controlling the range and pace. The right hand always found a home whenever ‘The Midnight Train’ threw it.
The ending came in round four, as Glowacki would be caught by a body shot and Riakporhe pounced, a big right hand stunned the Polish man, leading to the Brit unloading a barrage of punches, pinning his man against the ropes and forcing the referee to jump in and stop the fight.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐨𝐧! 🚂
Next stop: A world title-shot? 🔜🏆 pic.twitter.com/OfXtXsA3Lo
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) January 21, 2023
Riakporhe is on the road to a world title shot, and the destination is in sight. WBO Champion, Lawrence Okolie is set to fight David Light on Sky, and that could be a fight that ‘The Midnight Train’ could be pushing for.