John Ryder is gearing up for the biggest fight of his pro boxing career. He will challenge Canelo Alvarez for the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring super middleweight championships on May 6. Ryder and Alvarez will collide inside Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico. Ryder is on a four-fight winning streak with two of those bouts resulting in stoppage wins. Here’s a look at John Ryder’s most recent encounters.
(September 10, 2021) John Ryder vs. Jozef Jurko
Ryder had a massive opportunity back in 2019 when he challenged Callum Smith for the WBA and The Ring super middleweight titles. Ryder fell short, losing the fight via unanimous decision. After rebounding in a win over Mike Guy, “The Gorilla” was looking to make a statement against Jozef Jurko. He did just that, scoring a fifth-round TKO win.
(February 12, 2022) John Ryder vs. Daniel Jacobs
Ryder hoped to top his performance against Jurko with an upset victory over former world titlist Daniel Jacobs. The two went to battle inside Alexandra Palace in London, England. This one went the distance and John Ryder was awarded the split nod. The fight earned him another opportunity at a world title, albeit interim.
(November 26, 2022) John Ryder vs. Zach Parker – For WBO interim super middleweight title
John Ryder sealed a fight with Canelo after his performance against Zach Parker in their late 2022 clash for the WBO interim super middleweight championship. This one had an anticlimactic finish, as Parker could not continue after the fourth round due to a broken hand. Still, Ryder’s composure was on display and he was constantly pressuring his opponent.
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