John Ryder Clinches Interim WBO Title From Zach Parker
He now looks towards the biggest fight of his career.
John Ryder (32-5, 18 KO) has gotten an inch closer to the biggest fight of his career against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
This happened after Ryder stopped Zach Parker and clinched the interim WBO super middleweight title last weekend in London.
Parker was forced to stop due to a reported broken hand after four rounds of action.
Canelo has a knack for putting on a show in May every year on Cinco De Mayo weekend. This could mean that he will square off against the newly-crowned IBO interim champ.
He would then ideally try to get hold of Dmitry Bivol again to make it 1-1 against the 31-year-old Russian star.
The Ryder fight would be more or less like a tune-up fight for the Mexican juggernaut as the latter is the firm favourite to win the contest whenever it goes down, despite coming off a wrist injury after his win over Gennadiy Golovkin in September.
Even if Parker (22-1, 16 KO) won the fight against Ryder, it was highly unlikely that Canelo will take him on, primarily because of political boxes that are checked with him being a Queensberry fighter.
Also, Canelo’s positive experience with Matchroom Sports gave Ryder a leg up.