Ryder vs Sirotkin: John Ryder sets up mandatory shot against Callum Smith with victory in London | Boxing News |

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Ryder vs Sirotkin: John Ryder sets up mandatory shot against Callum Smith with victory in London | Boxing News |

Ryder vs Sirotkin: John Ryder sets up mandatory shot against Callum Smith with victory in London | Boxing News |

John Ryder had to overcome a bad cut on his way to victory

John Ryder became the mandatory challenger to WBA ‘Super’ super-middleweight champion Callum Smith after beating Andrey Sirotkin in London.

Ryder took his time but finally managed to break down and unlock the Sirotkin puzzle, claiming a seventh-round stoppage to win the final eliminator at the Copper Box Arena.

‘The Gorilla’ is now the next mandated challenger to Smith’s WBA ‘Super’ title and will hope to get his shot in 2019.

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