Series 1, Episode 1&2

Series 1, Episode 1&2
Viddal Riley
Viddal Riley

The SportsAid Vault Podcast kicked off in style with Viddal Riley, a professional cruiserweight boxer signed to Mayweather Promotions, joining us for a bumper double episode.

Viddal 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 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.

Episode 1 - Viddal Riley - “My Boxing Journey”

  • 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
Episode 2 - Viddal Riley - “Building your brand”

  • Growth of his YouTube channel and social media following
  • Following passions outside of boxing to create right balance in life
  • Writing and producing his own music and launching clothing line
  • Importance of being authentic to build a loyal and devoted audience
  • Being a public figure and the challenges which come as a direct result
  • Years of consistent dedication to his craft which led to training KSI