Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Ryder vs Cox?
John Ryder beat Jamie Cox by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 5th May 2018 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Tony Bellew beating David Haye. Also, on the undercard Paul Butler lost to Emmanuel Rodriguez for the IBF World Bantamweight belt, Lenroy Thomas was overcome by Joe Joyce for the CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight title and Martin Joseph Ward was defeated by James Tennyson.
Ryder vs Cox stats
John Ryder stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jamie Cox made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cox had a slight advantage in power over Ryder, with a 56% knock out percentage over Ryder's 52%.
John Ryder was the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Both John Ryder & Jamie Cox fought out of a southpaw stance.
Ryder was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 year and 1 month later than Cox, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 102 more professional rounds, 217 to Cox's 115.
John Ryder went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA and 12 by the WBC at super middleweight.
Ryder vs Cox form
Ryder had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Patrick Nielsen on 14th October 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rocky Fielding on 22nd April 2017 by split decision in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had beat Adam Etches on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Olympia, Kensington.
Before that, he had lost to Jack Arnfield on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had won against Robert Talarek on 28th May 2016 by points in the 6th round at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
Cox had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to George Groves on 14th October 2017 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Ivan Jukic on 1st July 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Lewis Taylor on 27th May 2017 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Bramall Lane Football Ground, Sheffield.
Before that, he had won against Martin Fidel Rios on 22nd October 2016 by points in the 10th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Bolton.
Hehad defeated Ferenc Albert on 7th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, John Ryder had been fighting more than Jamie Cox.
Going to this contest, John Ryder had last fought 4 years and 13 days ago, while Jamie Cox's last outing had been 4 years and 13 days ago.
Ryder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
Cox's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time did Ryder vs Cox start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Ryder vs Cox?
Ryder vs Cox was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.
What were the odds on Ryder vs Cox?
John Ryder was a 4/5 (-125) favourite going into the contest, while Jamie Cox made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.