Viddal Riley (Part 1) on his amateur boxing career, the Youth Olympic Games and turning professional with Mayweather Promotions

The SportsAid Vault

15-02-2021 • 48 mins

The SportsAid Vault Podcast is kicking off in style with Viddal Riley, a professional cruiserweight boxer signed to Mayweather Promotions, joining us for a bumper double episode. Viddal was a SportsAid beneficiary and represented Team GB at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. He was a decorated amateur boxer with an impressive eight national titles and European silver to his name. Viddal has a huge social media presence with over 1.1 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 600,000 followers on Instagram. The 23-year-old, alongside his own boxing exploits, famously trained YouTube star KSI as he overcame Logan Paul in a rematch which generated huge pay-per-view numbers worldwide. Viddal, under the name RIL, also writes and produces his own rap music.

Viddal talks to us openly about....

  • Early inspirations and the influence of his parents growing up
  • Progressing through the amateur ranks and his experiences at West Ham ABC
  • Representing Team GB at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
  • Realising his talent and his dad pushing him to be the best he can be
  • Turning professional with Mayweather Promotions after Las Vegas trip with KSI
  • Dealing with injury setbacks and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020

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