Rising star of boxing Richard Riakporhe on his victory at the O2 arena

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Rising star of boxing Richard Riakporhe on his victory at the O2 arena

It was a big night of boxing at the O2 last night, with a number of Londoners coming out victorious.

Brixton-raised Dillian Whyte beat former heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, Enfield's Frank Buglioni overcame Emmanuel Feuzeu and the Walworth-raised rising star cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe beat Elvis Dube.

And Richard's journey has not been a straightforward one, he got involved in what he calls street culture as a teenager, was stabbed in the chest aged 15 and spent time in prison, before changing his life. 

Richard spoke about his journey and his success on our sofa.

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