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Ryder Takes Decision Against Khomitsky

Islington's John Ryder produced a display of assured boxing to take the verdict against a dangerous puncher last night.

On the under-card at the Copper Box Arena promotion in London last night, John Ryder knew he had t maintain his concentration for a full twelve rounds against the dangerous Belarusian puncher Sergey Khomitsky.

On previous visits to these shores, forty-one-year-old Khomitsky had knocked out Adam Etches and Frank Buglioni with a clinical display of knockout power.

Last night though Ryder showed that he is edging back towards the top of the middleweight division by out-boxing Khomitsky to take the verdict on the scorecards of all three judges with the verdicts being:

117-112
116-112
115-113

The early stages of the fight saw Ryder pick up a cut above his right eye, courtesy of a clash of heads, but good work from his corner prevented the injury from interfering with his plans.

Boxing smoothly, Ryder seemed to be wearing the forty-one year-old down and around the mid-rounds it looked as is Ryder might get a stoppage.

However, Khomitsky used all his experience to work his way back into the fight but couldn't work an opening to land that knockout punch we'd witnessed on his previous visits to the UK.

The win takes Ryder's record to 22-2 with 12 of those wins coming by knockout whilst Khomitsky saw his record slip to 30-13-3 with 13 of those wins coming by knockout.






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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 31 2016

Time: 10:25AM

 

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