John Ryder faces Andrey Sirotkin in a Final Eliminator for the WBA Super-Middleweight World title at the Copper Box Arena in London on October 27, live on Sky Sports and DAZN in the US.
Islington‚Äôs Ryder is back in action following his stunning two-round destruction of Jamie Cox on the Bellew vs. Haye 2 undercard at The O2 in May.
It was another explosive statement from ‚ÄėThe Gorilla‚Äô following his brilliant win over Patrick Nielsen inside five rounds, and now he finds himself just one win away from a dream World title shot.
Russia‚Äôs Sirotkin, the current WBA Inter-Continental Champion, sits two places behind Ryder in the rankings at number 5 and is unbeaten in all 15 of his contests, picking up a number of ranking titles from the WBC and WBO along the way.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs great to be boxing back on Sky Sports again and to be headlining in my home town is a proud moment for me,‚ÄĚ said Ryder. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs going to spur me on to get the win and put me in contention to fight for a World title.
‚ÄúThis is such a big fight for me, I‚Äôve had to be patient off the back of two big wins, but things have fallen in to place now and I‚Äôm fully focused. The winner goes on from here and it‚Äôs a long, hard road back for the loser.‚ÄĚ
Main event on October 27 will be supported by one of the best trade cards of the year.
Ted Cheeseman and Asinia Byfield battle it out for the Vacant British Super-Welterweight title in one of the most highly-anticipated domestic matchups of the year.
‚ÄėThe Big Cheese‚Äô has been making a name for himself in the 154lbs division with notable wins over Carson Jones and most recently Paul Upton. A fight with rising star Anthony Fowler could await for the winner of the Lord Lonsdale belt.
Ryan Doyle looks to build on his shock win over Reece Bellotti as he defends his Commonwealth Featherweight belt against the talented and undefeated Jordan Gill.
Doyle hit the big time when he stopped Bellotti after five epic rounds at York Hall in June and isn‚Äôt wasting anytime as he jumps straight into another banger with Dave Coldwell‚Äôs 21-0 prospect.
Luke Watkins and Isaac Chamberlain meet in a crunch Cruiserweight contest as both men look to move on from first career losses to rising star Lawrence Okolie and Jake Ball begins life under new trainer Dominic Ingle with a WBA Inter-Continental Light-Heavyweight title fight with Craig ‚ÄėSpider‚Äô Richards.
There‚Äôs action elsewhere from Wokingham Middleweight Felix Cash, Brentwood Super-Featherweight Martin J Ward, Watford Featherweight Reece Bellotti, Canning Town Light-Heavy Charlie Duffield and Mill Hill Heavyweight George Fox.
‚ÄúThis is a wonderful night of boxing – Five 50-50 televised fights, it‚Äôs going to be a banger,‚ÄĚ said Eddie Hearn. ‚ÄúJohn Ryder has a great chance to earn his shot at the World title and Cheeseman vs. Byfield could be domestic Fight of the Year. Doyle vs. Gill, Chamberlain vs. Watkins and Ball vs. Richards are all ‚Äėpick-ems‚Äô. Fans on Sky Sports, DAZN and in the arena are in for a great night on October 27.‚ÄĚ
Tickets are priced ¬£40, ¬£60, ¬£80, ¬£100 and ¬£200 (VIP) and go on sale to Fight Pass members at midday today (September 13) and General Sale begins on Friday September 14 at midday via www.stubhub.co.uk and www.copperboxarena.org.