Viddal Riley

Viddal Riley is a British professional boxer, YouTuber, rapper and internet personality. He represented England at the EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships in Anapa, Russia in 2013, winning a silver medal. Riley is a thoroughly modern fighter yet he maintains all of the traditional amateur qualifications that should readily equip him for success in the pro ranks. “Between the ages of 11 and 21-years-old I won 9 national titles,” he politely and proudly told boxingmonthly.com.

Viddal Riley: FAQs, Facts and Mini Bio

Who is Viddal Riley fighting?

Viddal Riley’s last fight took place against Austine Nnamdi’s on 3rd May 2019, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He won by unanimous decision in the 4th round.

What weight is Viddal Riley? 

Cruiserweight

How old is Viddal? 

23 years (7 July 1997)

What height is Viddal Riley?

6 ft 1 in (185 cm)

Where is Viddal Riley from?

Viddal Riley was born on July 7, 1997 in Hackney, East London. His boxing career jump-started at age 6 when he was introduced to the sweet science by his father Derrick Riley. 

He attended Northumberland Park Community School in the Northumberland Park area of Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey, England.

He went on to perfect his craft dominating in the amateurs and collecting numerous titles over the course of ten years including eight national championships, European Junior Silver Medal, and becoming a 2014 Youth Olympian. 

Who has Viddal Riley trained?

He is widely recognised as being the former boxing trainer of YouTube personality KSI.

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Juggling work as a part-time trainer and a fighter since 2016, Riley’s life quickly changed when he became head coach to internet sensation ‘KSI’ who has accumulated a following of over 40 million fans across social media platforms.

This move immediately catapulted Riley’s name through the digital space. With Riley’s guidance, KSI went on to headline two of the biggest white-collar boxing events which amassed over 40 million views/streams. His journey is a very unique one that bridges the gap between professional sports and entertainment in the digital world.

On September 30, 2018, Riley made his professional debut where he showcased a dominating performance and gained his first professional win. He has gone on to collect two more victories, one of which being his U.S. debut, when he fought Mitchell Spangler in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner undercard on January 19. 2019. His second career win came on May 3, 2019 when he headlined the first-ever PPV boxing event promoted by stablemate, Badou Jack, under Badou Jack Promotions at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Riley’s current professional record is 3 wins, 2 by knockout, with zero losses.

Riley is currently signed with Mayweather Promotions.

Viddal Riley
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Garnering so much success as an amateur, Riley turned professional in 2018. He currently is trained by Jeff Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather’s uncle.

Riley was added to Mayweather Promotions’ talented roster on October 15, 2019, and is currently the only fighter from the UK that is signed to the budding stable.

After making a mark in America with his fighting abilities and unique brand, Riley has continued to garner much success through his involvement with KSI furthering his notoriety and popularity across multiple industries. Alongside boxing, he has also founded his own sports and lifestyle apparel company ‘RIL Athletics’ and released a music project titled ‘Livin Sports’. This project accumulated over 500,000 streams in 30 weeks. Riley has used his social media presence to give back to the community by providing boxing camps at his childhood boxing gym, West Ham Boxing Club. His goal is to encourage the next generation to work hard using his personal experiences to show how, with focus and determination, you can change your life as he has done.

How long has Viddal Riley been boxing?

Riley started his amateur boxing career at six years old when he was introduced to the sport by his father Derrick Riley. In his amateur career, he went on to collect eight national championships, as well as winning a European Junior Silver Medal in Anapa, Russia. He also became a 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympian for Team GB.

As an amateur, Riley had a record of 41-8 (19 KO’s).

He made his professional debut on 30 November 2018 at the Big Punch Arena in Tijuana, Mexico against Julio Manuel Gonzalez, beating Gonzalez by a knockout (KO) in the first round.

His second fight was against American Mitchell Spangler at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 19 January 2019, as part of the undercard for Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner. The bout was stopped in the first round and the referee declared Riley the winner by KO.

His third fight was a unanimous decision (UD) victory against Austine Nnamdi on 3 May 2019.

He would next face Muhammad Abdullah on 28 February 2020 at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, where Riley defeated his opponent by way of UD.

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