Richard Riakporhe is hoping that his next fight will catapult him to a position where he fights for a world title.

According to promoter Ben Shalom of BOXXER, Riakporhe will make his return in a fight with former WBO world champion Krzysztof Glowacki.

The fight is going to land on a date in January of 2023.

Glowacki lost his WBO title when he was stopped by Lawrence Okolie in 2021.

Besides a world title shot, Riakporhe could see a rematch with Chris Billam-Smith, who suffered his sole career defeated when he dropped a split decision to Riakporhe in 2019.

As previously reported on, Billam-Smith returns to the ring on December 17 in Bournemouth, in a stay-busy bout against Armend Xhoxhaj. A victory could potentially send Billam-Smith to world title fight with IBF champion Jai Opetaia.

"Billam-Smith wants to fight for a world title as does Richard next year. We do expect them both to fight for world titles in the early part of next year. But that's a fight I think the fans would look forward to," Shalom said to Sky Sports.

"They've both developed as fighters now. Richard Riakporhe is a different fighter to the one that fought Chris Billam-Smith and Chris would say that he's improved as well. But I think because of Richard's power people would like to see him in 50-50 fights because it is exciting when you've got a guy, almost like (Deontay) Wilder that can end fights whenever he wants. I think Billam-Smith against Riakporhe in Bournemouth would be a huge event and a huge occasion.

"That cruiserweight division's exciting because they all should now hopefully get to a stage where they are fighting each other, whether it's Lawrence, Richard, Chris, even (Jack) Massey. There are some big fights there and then there are some world titles available."