Viddal Riley returns to the ring with BOXXER

Viddal Riley has signed an exclusive long-term promotional agreement with Sky Sports Boxing and BOXXER.

A former Team GB member who represented Britain at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics and still undefeated as a professional, Riley has an enormous following thanks to his second career as a digital content producer and social media influencer.

Between his YouTube, Twitter and Instagram channels, over two million fans have followed Riley’s journey from amateur standout to professional prospect and will now see him take his career to the next level on Sky Sports.

Riley started boxing at the age of six and went 41-8 with 19 wins by KO during an amateur career which featured a European junior silver medal and a win over Daniel Dubois as well as the 2014 Youth Olympics appearance.

He is also known as the trainer of YouTube sensation and super-influencer KSI, having trained him for both of his bouts with Logan Paul as well as his showdown with domestic rival Joe Weller.

Riley said: “Been a long time people, but I’m back! Pleased to announce that I’ve inked a deal with BOXXER to fight exclusively on Sky Sports. Can’t wait to lace up my gloves – stay tuned for updates!”

Ben Shalom, founder and CEO of BOXXER, said: “We’re extremely excited to announce the signing of one of the most highly-rated prospects in British boxing and we are looking forward to being part of his incredible journey.

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“The sky’s the limit for Viddal – he has a huge following, an infectious personality and, most importantly, the ability to go to the top of the sport.”

Adam Smith, Sky Sports’ head of boxing development, said: “Viddal Riley is another hugely exciting addition to the growing BOXXER stable – and we cannot wait to see him back in action, live on Sky Sports.

“We’ve recently welcomed Viddal onto the Sky Sports team, in his new role as a social media presenter, as we continue our dynamic new generation of boxing events.

“Now it’s time for Viddal to resume his unbeaten boxing career and we cannot wait to follow that enthralling journey on Sky Sports.”

News of Riley’s debut under the BOXXER banner will be announced in the near future and will be a personal landmark for Riley, being his first time fighting professionally in his home country – his professional bouts to date have taken place in the USA, Dubai and Mexico.

Sky Sports Boxing schedule

November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois professional debut
Florian Marku vs Jorick Luisetto
Hosea Burton vs Dan Azeez – British light-heavyweight title

November 20 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title

December 11 – BOXXER
Savannah Marshall
Claressa Shields

December 11 – Top Rank in New York
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
Jared Anderson vs Oleksandr Teslenko
Nico Ali Walsh
Xander Zayas

December 17 – Top Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles

February 26 – Top Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title

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