Jacobs Meets Ryder At Alexandra Palace Feb. 12
The USA's two-time Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs
will collide with Britain's word rated Super-Middleweight
contender John Ryder at the famous Alexandra Palace in
London on Saturday February 12, live worldwide on DAZN
(excluding New Zealand and Australia).
Former WBA and IBF 160lbs king Jacobs (37-3, 30 KOs) earned
a split decision win over two-time World Title challenger
Gabriel Rosado last time out in November 2020 at the
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, just under a
year on from his fifth round stoppage win against Mexico's
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
'Miracle Man', who hails from Brooklyn, New York, fell short
in his WBC, IBF and WBA Middleweight World Title unification
clash with pound-for-pound star Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in May
2019, losing out on all three of the judges' scorecards, but
three years on the 34-year-old still has a burning desire to
mix it with the best in the world.
Islington's Ryder (30-5, 17 KOs) suffered a controversial
points loss to former WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion
Callum Smith in his one and only World Title challenge at
the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool in November 2019, but the
33-year-old Tony Sims trained-southpaw returned with wins
over Mike Guy and Jozef Jurko in 2019 and 2020.
"Iím super excited to be returning to the ring," said
Jacobs. "It has always been a dream of mine to fight in
London as a professional, and Iím looking forward to
fighting in front of a great crowd. Iím putting my best foot
forward on February 12."
"This is the fight I need to really bring the best out in
me," said Ryder. "Jacobs is a great fighter but he has had
his time and now it's my time to shine! My dreams are at
stake on February 12 and destiny awaits. It's time to get
right back to where I need to be."