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Billy Joe Saunders vs John Ryder report
Who won Saunders vs Ryder?
Billy Joe Saunders beat John Ryder by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st September 2013 at Copper Box Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 115-114, 115-113, 115-113 in favor of winner Billy Joe Saunders.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Saunders vs Ryder stats
Billy Joe Saunders stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
John Ryder made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ryder had a slight advantage in power over Saunders, with a 60% knock out percentage over Saunders' 56%.
Billy Joe Saunders was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Saunders had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ryder. Despite this, Ryder had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Billy Joe Saunders & John Ryder fought out of a southpaw stance.
Saunders was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Ryder, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 222 to Ryder's 245.
Saunders vs Ryder form
Ryder had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jamie Cox on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Patrick Nielsen on 14th October 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Adam Etches on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Olympia, Kensington.
He had lost to Jack Arnfield on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Ryder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
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