John Ryder became the first man to stop Denmark’s Patrick Nielson this weekend at the World Boxing Super Series, and in some style.
John Ryder came into this weekend’s fight as a slight underdog and coming off the back of a defeat to Rocky Fielding in April at the Liverpool Arena.
He made that split decision victory a thing of the past in quality fashion however, turning his career completely around to now being on the verge of a world title shot.
Fighting on the undercard of George Groves vs Jamie Cox in the World Boxing Super Series, John Ryder will have well and truly put himself in the shop window with this terrific stoppage:
(Hat tip Surbiton Boxing Club Twitter)
Here’s another look from a slightly different angle:
What a finish/performance from John Ryder! The first person to stop former 'world' title challenger Patrick Nielsen, ending it in the 5th. pic.twitter.com/FgXrDJeVcK
— British Boxing News (@BritBoxingNews) October 14, 2017
What a win and what a performance.
John Ryder now closes in on some big opportunities in the super-middleweight division after an up and down career in recent times that saw him suffer defeat over the years to the likes of Billy Joe Saunders, Nick Blackwell, Jack Arnfield and most recently Rocky Fielding.
The plaudits have been flooding in for Ryder after last night with some of the notable reactions so far being the following:
John Ryder was not playing around there was he! Great result against all the odds there! Well done champ.. ? @_John_Ryder_
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) October 14, 2017
John Ryder is looking strong and powerful. Put him down already! ????
— Conor Nigel Benn (@ConorNigel) October 14, 2017
. @_John_Ryder_ a fighter written off by promoters boxing fans everyone & never gave up,that’s why I support the genuine fighters
— Mark McFarlane (@MarkMcFarlane29) October 14, 2017
Wow! John Ryder has just turned his career right around. Now on the verge of a World title shot. Over the moon for him.
— Barry Jones (@BarryJonesBox) October 14, 2017