Chris Billam-Smith admits nickname of ‘The Gentleman’ is deceptive as he plans brutal fight with Richard Riakporhe | Boxing News

Chris Billam-Smith’s nickname of ‘The Gentleman’ is fitting for a family man who holds local charities close to his heart, but the WBO champion has prepared for a “brutal” revenge mission. Billam-Smith has sharpened his skills for a treacherous WBO cruiserweight title defence against Richard Riakporhe in front of the challenger’s home crowd at Selhurst…

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Chris Billam-Smith: Calling me the ‘Gentleman’ is ironic – I’m vicious when I step through the ropes | Boxing News

When Chris Billam-Smith declined to shake Mateusz Masternak’s hand after their weigh-in, it was a hint of his mindset going into this fight. He might be known as “The Gentleman” but for tonight’s WBO cruiserweight world title fight against Masternak he has bad intentions. Billam-Smith wants to accomplish something no one expects. Something that world…

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