John Ryder has officially retired.

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by IntentionalButt, Feb 6, 2024.



  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    387,484
    69,394
    Nov 30, 2006
    Put out a statement that it was bittersweet to have never bagged a world title but that he wouldn't change a thing about his career and did & experienced more than he thought possible over his 14 year run.

    He's going to be sliding into a role assisting head coach Tony Sims at the Matchroom gym.

    Let's have a hand for the Gorilla of Islington! :applaudit: Thank you for all the wars.
     
    LoadedGlove, DJN16, tdf1974 and 6 others like this.
  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    387,484
    69,394
    Nov 30, 2006
    • pushed BJS close in defeat, in their unbeaten prospect showdown
    • good domestic wins over Eamonn O'Kane, Jeremy Wilson, Adam Etches,
    • good international wins over solid journeymen like Billi Facundo Godoy and just-sunsetting Siarhei Khamitski
    • very good wins over domestic & international contenders like Patrick Nielsen, Jamie Cox, Andrey Sirotkin, and Bilal Akkawy
    • huge win over Danny Jacobs
    • upset Zach Parker and took his zero, and technically can say he claimed a world title in the bargain (albeit just an interim title, and the WBO at that)
    • only started getting dropped in his last couple of bouts, with plenty of miles on the odometer, and with that being a top p4p unified champion on the one hand and then a much younger guy with a LHW frame on the other.
    • all losses before the pair of Mexicans at the very end were very close & competitive - in fact he was even dogwalking Nick Blackwell until a perfect storm of gassed/jetlagged/weight-drained and brain-fart did him in (and not the best stoppage, although he was eating big shots).

    All in all tidy work.
     
  3. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs A cacophony of noise! Full Member

    1,327
    1,827
    Apr 30, 2021
    Aye, took me a while to start appreciating Ryder, one of those guys without that A-side marketability so had to take fights wherever he could. Annoys me to no end that Rocky Fielding somehow has a win over him.
     
  4. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    12,154
    15,289
    Mar 17, 2018
    Huge respect for John

    Hope he has enough to live comfortably

    The way he came back from adversity after some dodgey defeats was impressive and made me a fan for life
     
  5. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    12,154
    15,289
    Mar 17, 2018

    Don't forget he beat Callum Smith but was robbed
     
    crixus85, DON1, tdf1974 and 1 other person like this.
  6. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,361
    5,774
    Feb 13, 2023
    Very good career and not scared to take fights as an underdog unlike many present fighters.

    I have him down as a World Champion after beating Callum Smith.

    Hope he enjoys his retirement.
     
  7. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    387,484
    69,394
    Nov 30, 2006
    I actually had forgotten that. :lol:

    This content is protected


    117-111 Ryder, in my book.
     
    crixus85, Holler and Wizbit1013 like this.
  8. dannyboy147

    dannyboy147 Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,564
    940
    Jun 2, 2010
    Good choice he looked awful in his last fight, slow and immobile. Top respect to him for the career he’s had.
     
  9. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    12,399
    23,428
    Mar 12, 2018
    Great respect for this man, glad he's leaving on his terms and hopefully to enjoy a happy retirement.
     
    Wizbit1013 and Astro like this.
  10. Astro

    Astro Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,924
    3,713
    Sep 29, 2021
    Ryder achieved quite a lot in his career and perhaps more than his talent warrants. Having said that, he can be proud of many good fights at a high sporting level.

    Best wishes for the future !
     
    Wizbit1013 likes this.
  11. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,490
    4,470
    Jul 6, 2014
    Good career.

    Seems like a good bloke as well. Retiring with a few £ in the bank and his faculties intact.

    Wish him all the best.
     
    LoadedGlove, pow and LegsAreShaky like this.
  12. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,521
    1,281
    May 4, 2020
    Proper old school, throwback fighter. A warrior in the ring.
     
    Throwback likes this.
  13. Throwback

    Throwback "Somebody wake up Hicks" Full Member

    539
    926
    Jul 11, 2020
    Terrific, consummate pro.

    Robbed against Callum Smith

    A fine career he can be proud of
     
    Wizbit1013, LegsAreShaky and tdf1974 like this.
  14. im sparticus

    im sparticus There Ye Go. Full Member

    5,421
    3,420
    May 16, 2010
    Career to be proud of.
    Hope he enjoys his new role coaching.
    Good luck John Ryder.
     
  15. Fireman Fred

    Fireman Fred Member Full Member

    122
    283
    Mar 8, 2014
    Good luck to him. Did himself proud.

    Gutted he lost to Callum. Took that hard loss (and a few others too) and always bounced back.

    Well deserved paydays in his last two fights where he gave his best.

    You see a complete pro like John Ryder who has been through all the highs and lows this brutal sport can put you through and then you see
    whiny Conor Benn.
     
    KingKO and Wizbit1013 like this.