Chris Billam-Smith is set to defend his WBO World Cruiserweight Title against the required contender, Richard Riakporhe, on Saturday, June 15th at Selhurst Park in London. As Billam-Smith squares off, he’s gunning for redemption from his sole professional defeat against the formidable Riakporhe, a knockout specialist from South London.

Riakporhe, a staunch supporter of Crystal Palace, will vie for the world title in the very lair of his beloved team, marking Selhurst Park’s centenary with a crack at championship glory.

Viewers can catch every punch live; Sky Sports will broadcast the event in the UK and Ireland, while Peacock will cover it in the USA.

In this significant clash set for June 15th at Selhurst Park—home to Crystal Palace F.C.—both fighters are primed for a battle that promises to etch its mark in British boxing history, with live coverage assured via Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA.

Tickets are briskly selling, available for early access at BOXXER.COM.

Billam-Smith (19-1, 13 KOs) is not just defending his title; he’s chasing vindication against Riakporhe (17-0, 13 KOs), who remains the only man to defeat him. This match is not just a defense but a chance for Billam-Smith to settle a score from their first encounter in July 2019 at the O2 Arena, where Riakporhe emerged victorious by a split decision.

As Selhurst Park celebrates its 100th year, those attending will not only witness a monumental title fight but will also contribute to a noble cause; a portion of every ticket sold benefits the Palace For Life Foundation, aiding youth development through sports for over a quarter-century.

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