Matchroom boxing have announced a new show on October 27 at the Copper Box Arena, Hackney Wick, London which will be headlined by John Ryder (26-4, 14KOs) who takes on Russian Andrey Sirotkin (15-0, 4KOs) in a final eliminator for WBA World Super-Middleweight Title.
The Islington-based southpaw has a great chance of setting-up a world title fight against one of the WBA champions currently held by Super Champion George Groves and regular champion Rocky Fielding.
Ryder produced one of his career best performances when he knocked out Jamie Cox with a right hand within two-rounds on the Bellew-Haye 2 undercard.
His Russian opponent maybe undefeated in 15-fights but the 30-year-old will hope his greater experience and the home crowd backing will see him through.
Also on the show is a mouthwatering Super-Welterweight fight between Londoner Ted Cheeseman and Berkshire’s Asinia Byfield for the vacant British Title.
The press conference for the event went ahead today but Byfield did not make an appearance. Maybe the 29-year-old from Reading is attempting to start the mind-games early although Cheeseman made his feelings known, saying: “I just think he’s a bit rattled and he knows he’s in for a fight.”
Isaac Chamberlain takes on Luke Watkins in a Cruiserweight contest after both suffered their first defeats at the hands of Lawrence Okolie. Neither fighter will want to experience back-to-back loses which makes this an intriguing match-up.
In the Light-Heavyweight division Craig Richards of Crystal Palace will face Jake Ball for the WBA Inter-Continential Light-Heavyweight Championship. Both only have the one defeat on their professional records making this another close contest.
Ryan Doyle will be still buzzing from his excellent victory over Reece Bellotti earlier in the year has been pitched up against undefeated Jordan Gill for the Commonwealth Featherweight Championship strap.
Other fighters on the card include the aforementioned Reece Bellotti, Felix Cash, Martin J Ward, Louie Lynn, Charlie Duffield and George Fox.