Current rankings @ Super Middleweight
When is Saunders vs Ryder II?
Billy Joe Saunders could square off against John Ryder in Summer 2022 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Saunders vs Ryder II stats
Billy Joe Saunders would step into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
John Ryder would make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Ryder would have a slight advantage in power over Saunders, with a 57% knock out percentage over Saunders' 47%.
Billy Joe Saunders is the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Both Billy Joe Saunders & John Ryder fight out of a southpaw stance.
Saunders is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Ryder, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 222 to Ryder's 217.
Billy Joe Saunders goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO and 3 by the RING at super middleweight.
John Ryder is currently ranked number 3 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 13 by the WBO and 5 by the RING in the 168lb division.
Saunders vs Ryder II form
Saunders has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 8th May 2021 by in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Martin Murray on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marcelo Esteban Coceres on 9th November 2019 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Shefat Isufi on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
He had won against Charles Adamu on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Ryder has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Mike Guy on 18th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Callum Smith on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Bilal Akkawy on 4th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Andrey Sirotkin on 27th October 2018 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Hehad won against Jamie Cox on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.
In terms of recent activity, Billy Joe Saunders has been fighting more than John Ryder.
Billy Joe Saunders last fought 5 months and 16 days ago, while John Ryder's last outing was 10 months and 6 days ago.
Saunders' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
Ryder's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Saunders vs Ryder II?
John Ryder is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Billy Joe Saunders if you fancy the incredible upset.