The undefeated Wba, Wbc Diamond champion and winner of the World Boxing Super Series super-Mw tournament Callum Smith entered this fight with a perfect record of 26-0-0 (19 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super middleweight in the world. In his last three bouts he has won over Nieky Holzken (Callum Smith vs Nieky Holzken), George Groves (George Groves vs Callum Smith) and Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (Callum Smith vs Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam).
His opponent, the interim Wba super-Mw champ John Ryder, has a boxing record of 28-4-0 (16 knockouts) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He lost to Rocky Fielding in 2017 (via split decision) but then he has won four bouts defeating Andrey Sirotkin (John Ryder vs Andrey Sirotkin) and Bilal Akkawy in his last two (John Ryder vs Bilal Akkawy). Smith vs Ryder is valid for the WBA and WBC Diamond super middleweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Division: super middleweight (168 lbs, 76.2 kg)
Title: WBA and WBC Diamond super middleweight titles
Ryder’s next fight: John Ryder vs Mike Guy
Smith’s next fight: Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith
Smith vs Ryder full fight video:
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