‘Miracle Man’ stuns in London
Daniel Jacobs’ super-middleweight run came to a sudden halt on Saturday night with a decisive loss to John Ryder.
The “Miracle Man” came to Ryder’s home ground in London for this must-win contest at Alexandra Palace, but he was spared the wrath of fans, with a lack of Grief is clearly given in strolls and statements. In fact, the main event itself eased slightly at a venue commonly known for its buzzing atmosphere, with most of the crowd there devoted to underweight Johnny Fisher.
Former £160 owner Jacobs made his first appearance in the ring since November 2020, a humdrum decisive win over Gabe Rosado. Ryder, meanwhile, is on a winning streak over Jozef Jurko last September.
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Through the first three rounds, Jacobs looked top class. The American doesn’t land anything too toxic, but he doesn’t really need to, as he controls the match with relative ease. The fighting is physical but without the intensity one might expect from “The Gorilla.”
Ryder gains more ground in the fourth season, while the fifth brings in more entertainment as Jacobs returns with some nice combos. Game Saturday saw Ryder finally begin to hurt his more decorated opponent as they began to treat quiet spectators with a great exchange.
The stab that allowed Jacobs to command the early stages began to evade him, with Ryder turning up the heat in Round 8. The Englishman caught him at both distances and, more importantly, on the inside, in a single shot. continuous pressure interval. The visitor disappeared and was saved by the bell.
Ryder also got his ninth win, landing as well as now the stronger man. Former middleweight champion Darren Barker, on duty as commentator for DAZN, rose to his feet to applaud in a mixed action.
The next two innings were much more even matches, but Jacobs looked as if he had just done enough to get past Ryder. But he didn’t.
The first card leans to Jacobs 115-113; Ryder second and third with the same score. In a night of winning at home, this is the biggest win. Jacobs was stunned and fell to his fourth loss, when Ryder joined the prestigious company of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin and Dmitry Pirog.
All card results
Johnny Fisher objected. Gabriel Enguema passed the decision.
“Romford Bull” is arguably the main attraction of the night, and he certainly has the whole arena behind him; the crowd sang his name throughout the early evening. He remains undefeated after going far ahead for the first time in his career.
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Felix Cash definition. Magomed Madiev adopted the decision unanimously.
Cash won the WBC international middleweight belt and remains undefeated. This fight kicks in at the second when Cash is shaken, and he seems to be very close to the cards after being dropped again in the final round. But for the second time of the night, the home boxer came out with a decisive victory.
Ellie Scotney protested. Jorgenlina Guanini passed the unanimous decision.
Home favorite Scotney claimed the vacant WBA intercontinental super bantamweight title. The decision seems generous; Guanini seems to be on the verge of success.
Williams’ bullets against. Javier Francisco Maciel went KO in the sixth round.
The American prevails in the opening of the main card, in the transparent forefoot. After several kills, KO won.