A superb second round body shot sent Fabio Turchi to the canvas in tonight’s BOXXER main event, ensuring that the next stop for ‘The Midnight Train’ Richard Riakporhe (15-0, 11 KOs) will be world title contention.

The main event, which was televised by Sky Sports, saw London man Riakporhe drop Italy’s Turchi after just five minutes of fighting, his opponent’s corner throwing in the towel in recognition that their man was finished. 

It was the first time Turchi had ever been stopped, an achievement underlining Riakporhe’s quality. Now ranked #2 with the IBF as a result of this victory, Riakporhe could be the next challenger for world champion Mairis Briedis.

"I feel great, I feel like I need to do some pads because I didn't really get into it, I didn't have time to get into it," Riakporhe said afterwards.

"We landed a good shot, I think I'm building a reputation now, I think I'm the new Body Snatcher, call me The Body Snatcher, The Midnight Train 2.0. I knew there were a few spots where I was trying to target but obviously you have to be intelligent with the way you do it. I keep on telling everybody I am that guy, I am that fighter, I'm coming for everything.

"Straight business, we aren't playing any games now. I feel like Angel Fernandez has spoke to me in a certain type of way, he's been analyzing my mindset and saying 'if you want to take it to the next level, you need to change, there's something about it, you've got everything but you need to change that mindset' and it's happening. That's why you see me getting rid of people this early."