Fight Preview: John Ryder vs Jamie Cox Prediction

Peter Wells breaks down this weekend’s John Ryder vs Jamie Cox fight on Saturday 5th (12 rounds Super Middleweight).

If the main event is not up to your liking, then the supporting cast should provide you with the value you expect when forking out nearly £20.

Ryder and Cox clash in a must win all-British encounter, with the winner looking to move towards the world rankings.

Ryder 25-4(13KO’s) impressed in stopping Patrick Nielsen last year, but Nielsen’s very recent points loss to a near-retiring Arthur Abraham may have pinpointed the level that the Dane is at.

In Cox’s first step up beyond British level, he was looking good for a few rounds, before a body shot from George Groves ended his bid for a world title in the 4th.

This fight will go much further than that, and the result will be greeted with displeasure from whoever comes up short.

It is hard to gauge who will be the busier, but while the experience is with Ryder, the pick is for Cox 25-1(14KO’s) to eek it out thanks to a better start, winning the tightest of split decisions.