John Ryder vs Daniel Jacobs full results
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All the results coming live from BOXPARK Wembley as Daniel Jacobs and John Ryder clash in a WBA Super-Middleweight Eliminator this Saturday, February 12 at Alexandra Palace in London, broadcast live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia).
BBN are reporting ringside, so don;t miss a single moment here:
17:15 GMT LIVE ON BEFORE THE BELL
6 x 3 mins International Welterweight contest
SHILOH DEFREITAS vs ALEXEY TUKHTAROV
British prospect Shiloh Defreitas is trained by his father and star of TV show Gogglebox, Marcus Luther.
'Sugar Shy' won the opening fight of the night 60-54.
6 x 3 mins International Welterweight contest
CYRUS PATTINSON vs EVGENII VAZEM
Cyrus won 60-54 on points.
6 x 3 mins International Super-Bantamweight contest
HOPEY PRICE vs RICARDO ROMAN
Hopey Price won via fourth round knockout.
19:00 GMT LIVE ON DAZN
8 x 3 mins International Middleweight contest
AUSTIN WILLIAMS vs JAVIER FRANCISCO MACIEL
The southpaw scored some big shots in a TKO6 win.
Fight #5 (Approx. 7:30pm)
10 x 2 mins vacant WBA Intercontinental Super-Bantamwieght Title
ELLIE SCOTNEY vs JORGELINA GUANINI
Undefeated Ellie Scotney continued her charge towards a super-bantamweight world title in 2022 with a hard-fought points victory over Argentine Jorgelina Guanini.
Fight #6 (Approx. 8pm)
10 x 3 mins vacant WBC International Middleweight Title
FELIX CASH vs MAGOMED MADIEV
Former British and Commonwealth middleweight champion, Felix Cash managed to beat Russia's Magomed Madiev on points, but was floored twice during the championship contest.
Returning after a 10-month lay-off, the Berkshire boxer showed signs of ring rust when he was knocked down by a left hook in the second round and then by a straight right in the final 10th round.
Cash was also docked a point for excessive holding late on, but his dominance between knockdowns was enough to earn him a unanimous decision. Still a bit of a scare for the prospect, who plans to challenge for the European title next.
Fight #7 (Approx. 9pm)
6 x 3 mins International Heavyweight contest
JOHNNY FISHER vs GABRIEL ENGUEMA
In the chief support, popular Essex heavyweight Johnny Fisher made it five straight wins but was taken the distance for the first time as a professional by Spain's Gabriel Enguema.
'The Romford Bull' – who sold almost 3,000 tickets to the event alone – could not find a conclusive punch in the six-round bout but used his jab and movement well against a durable opponent.
Main Event (Approx. 10pm)
12 x 3 mins WBA Super-Middleweight World Title Eliminator
DANIEL JACOBS vs JOHN RYDER
Briton John Ryder stunned two-time world champion Daniel Jacobs to win by split-decision in a world super-middleweight title eliminator.
American Jacobs, 35, dominated the opening six rounds before a spirited comeback from Ryder in the second half of the fight.
Two judges scored the fight 115-113 to Ryder, with the other scoring it 115-113 to Jacobs.
"I needed a big night like this in my career," Ryder, 33, told 5 Live Boxing.
"That was a mentally gruelling fight and gruelling camp. I wouldn't have liked to have fought him five years ago. He's an old-school fighter and knows all the tricks of the trade," added Ryder.
The fight, at Alexandra Palace in London, was an eliminator for Mexican undisputed champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's WBA belt, and promoter Eddie Hearn says Ryder will "hopefully now get his shot" at a world title.
"It's hard not to get behind John Ryder," Hearn added. "He's done it the hard way and the journey rolls on."
Earlier in the week, Ryder described the bout as a "last-chance saloon" with a loss potentially bringing a 12-year professional career to an end.
But a win against a marquee name and elite-level fighter, albeit one perhaps past his prime, takes the Islington fighter back to world-title contention; Ryder challenged for the WBA title in 2019 when he controversially lost to Liverpool's Callum Smith on points in a fight which many had him winning.
Jacobs controlled the pace of the fight early on, was the busier boxer and found his range to continuously pierce southpaw Ryder's guard.
As the fight progressed, Jacobs affirmed his authority and used his experience and ring craft to smother and negate his opponent's work.
By the halfway stage, the Brooklyn boxer – fighting in the United Kingdom for the first time as a professional – looked to be heading to a comfortable points win.
But Ryder came back fighting in an astonishing turnaround and troubled Jacobs with a flurry of punches in the seventh round.
The home fighter, buoyed by the crowd, connected with more accurate punches in the final seconds of the eighth round, resulting in a fatigued Jacobs staggering back to his corner.
Ryder and Jacobs both enjoyed successes in the championship rounds and raised their arms at the final bell, feeling they had done enough for the victory.
Jacobs – dubbed 'The Miracle Man' after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and told he would never box again – suffers a fourth career defeat in 41 fights, a loss which may now spell the end of a tremendous career.