BOXING makes its long-awaited return to London this weekend as John Ryder faces super-middleweight rival Daniel Jacobs.
Ryder hasn't been in action since a knock-over job out in Austria toward the end of 2021 while Jacobs last fought in 2020.
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The Miracle Man won a closely-contested split decision over Gabe Rosado in Phoenix, Arizona, but is on the lookout for big fights again.
A clash with Ryder in London could do just that, as the winner is set to be thrust into a title-contending position with the WBA.
Canelo Alvarez, who beat Jacobs in 2019, currently holds the WBA title at 168lbs, while Ryder has previously boxed for the same strap against Callum Smith.
When is Daniel Jacobs vs John Ryder?
- Daniel Jacobs' big super-middleweight clash will take place on Saturday, February 12.
- The main card is set to get going from 7pm UK time, with the main event likely to start around 10pm.
- Jacobs vs Ryder will be held at the Alexandra Palace in London.
- There will be a capacity of 8,000 at the event.
- The show will be promoted by Eddie Hearn's Matchroom.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- Jacobs vs Ryder will be shown live on DAZN in the UK.
- You can live stream the action from the DAZN app, which is available for download onto your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
- A DAZN subscription will set you back £7.99 a month.
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What have they said?
Jacobs said: “I’m super excited to be returning to the ring.
"It has always been a dream of mine to fight in London as a professional, and I’m looking forward to fighting in front of a great crowd. I’m putting my best foot forward.”
Ryder added: "This is the fight I need to really bring the best out in me.
"Jacobs is a great fighter but he has had his time and now it’s my time to shine!
"My dreams are at stake and destiny awaits. It’s time to get right back to where I need to be.”
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