Amir Khan vs Kell Brook undercard: Viddal Riley to make UK debut in Manchester on February 19

  • Tom Ward
Viddal Riley next fight confirmed on Amir Khan vs Kell Brook undercard

Viddal Riley has confirmed he will make his UK boxing debut on February 19 on the Amir Khan vs Kell Brook undercard – with an opponent to be announced in the coming weeks.

GIVEMESPORT revealed last month that the highly-touted prospect has signed an exclusive promotional deal with BOXXER and Sky Sports after parting ways with Floyd Mayweather Promotions.

The Hackney-born boxer – who fights on British soil for the first time in his professional career – will be trained by his dad Derrick Riley ahead of his next fight at the AO Arena in Manchester.

Riley, 24, is also best known as the former trainer of British YouTuber KSI, after training him for both of his two bouts against Logan Paul

But he has left all of that behind him for now so he can focus solely on his own career.

Riley is currently 4-0 with two of his wins coming by way of knockout.

The Hackney-born boxer won 41 of his 49 amateur bouts representing West Ham ABC and last fought professionally almost over two years ago in America.

Viddal Riley, Badou Jack and Mike Tyson pictured together in 2019

Speaking of his delight at being a part of the bill for Khan’s clash with Brook, Riley said: “I can’t wait to be back in the ring.

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“It’s been nearly two years and I’ve achieved a lot [while I’ve been away] but what I’ve been doing my whole life is boxing and to be able to excel in that field is exciting,

“We haven’t got any news on the opponent yet but I am not too worried about that.

“I am just focusing on myself and I can’t wait to perform [and show what] I’ve been hiding the past two years, improving in the dark!

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“There’s no pressure, because I’m used to getting millions of views and people watching what I am doing.

“Whenever I do something people tune in. So this isn’t any different – this is my profession, this is what I’ve been doing.”

His promoter Ben Shalom added: “He’s got the skills, charisma and fanbase to be a megastar.

“We were incredibly excited to sign him to BOXXER and we’re excited to share his journey as he battles his way to the top in the coming years.”

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