Issue | News | Aug 22 2019

John Ryder agrees to Eubank Junior fight, but is made wait

While John Ryder is close to securing a big name showdown, he still urges Danny Jacobs to fight him for WBA Interim belt. John Dennen explains
John Ryder
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JOHN RYDER has agreed to a fight with Chris Eubank Jnr. In fact he settled on the terms for the contest a month ago. It can still happen, though more likely in October rather than September. Yet Ryder’s wait for The Big Fight continues.

“I’ve agreed to everything,” Ryder tells Boxing News. “I’m just waiting to hear back on yes/no.

“I’ve had a month just waiting to see what’s what,” he continued. “I don’t know how it works with ITV. It’s obviously a massive network… It’s frustrating at times but I know the bigger the fight, the more that’s going on behind the scenes so it takes that bit longer.”