Cruiserweight rival Luke Watkins called Viddal Riley a "low-level" opponent.

Viddal Riley will fight alongside Natasha Jonas, Ricky Hatton, Frazer Clarke, Dalton Smith, and Brad Rea on the November 12 bill in Manchester, live on Sky Sports, as he attempts to extend his perfect 6-0 professional record and continue his rise in the cruiserweight division.

In relation to a potential fight between the British cruiserweight rivals, Luke 'The Duke' Watkins has called Viddal Riley a "waste of time."

Watkins previously held the Commonwealth cruiserweight title from October 2017 until June 2018, when he lost to Lawrence Okolie.

After being out-pointed by Isaac Chamberlain in October 2018, the 32-year-old is on a three-fight win streak, most recently stopping Iain Martell in July.

Riley, who has amassed a sizable social media following thanks to his YouTube success, has made significant progress in his professional career over the last year and is currently preparing for his fourth fight of 2022 on the November 12 bill at the AO Arena in Manchester.

"These people are a waste of time," Watkins said. "I'm interested in the British winner or beyond."

"I'm not here to amuse the low-level fighters who rely on my name for clout."

Riley has repeatedly stated his desire to return to the ring after two years of frustrating inactivity, and he hopes to fight more than four times next year in his pursuit of title contention.

The 25-year-old is coming off a highlight-reel first-round knockout victory over Jone Volau and has his sights set on the cruiserweight title.

Riley told the Toe2Toe podcast, "It's a very exciting division, the cruiserweight division is the best division in Britain." "Being a part of it is why I'm on this journey; I was born to do it, to be a part of it.

"The fact that this division is so hot right now allows me to showcase my skills against respected opponents, and winning those matches makes it easier to shed the YouTube baggage.

"You can't doubt me when I'm winning fights against that level of competition. They'll come at the right time, but I'm confident I can win those fights, and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Riley, who is 6-0 and ranks 15th among UK cruiserweights, says he wants to have a belt "of some kind" by the end of 2023.

He believes he is well on his way to proving that he is far more valuable than his social media exploits.

"Yeah, I have a big social presence, but I have things I need to accomplish and things I set out to do, and that includes being in the ring, picking up certain belts, and being a part of this mix," he explained.

"I already know I'm more marketable than everyone else, so that's one box checked." But it's the ring results that will satisfy me.

"I didn't set out to be a YouTuber or to live off of social media; I set out to box. Everyone on the outside will say, 'Oh, you've got a million subscribers,' but my life revolves around wanting these belts, winning these fights, being respected as an individual as a boxer, and embracing the social aspect as a bonus."