With the English and British cruiserweight titles in sight as well as a massive home fight against Tommy Fury, Viddal Riley is aiming for a big 2023.
When speaking about his rivalry with Tommy Fury, undefeated rising star Riley made no space for ambiguity, highlighting Fury's obvious unwillingness to face him in the ring.
Riley explained the fundamental reasons why he thinks Fury decided not to take the challenge.
"I think it's clear that he doesn't want to fight," Riley told Sky Sports.
"He's afraid of me because I'm way better than him. He's looking for easier opponents with more money and attention. Just say clearly that you don't want to fight me."
In his recent performance, Riley emerged triumphant over Anees Taj in their rematch on the undercard of Frazer Clarke's heavyweight clash with Mariusz Wach at York Hall, putting an end to their lingering rivalry.
Riley expressed relief that the score there has finally been settled after their first fight ended when Taj had been stopped on a bad cut.