John Ryder Hopeful Jamie Munguia Fight Is Judged Fairly
John Ryder is hopeful the judges won’t be biased when he boxes Jamie Munguia.
Ryder and Munguia are set to fight at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, January 27. It’s an intriguing matchup and heading into the fight, Ryder knows he’s the underdog, but doesn’t care about that.
Instead, John Ryder has full confidence in himself, but also is hopeful the fight is judged fairly as he’s well-aware Munguia is considered the future of boxing.
“Jaime won fight of the year last year and I am sure that this fight can be a candidate for fight of the year for 2024,” said Ryder. “He’s got an unbelievable record, 42-0, and he’s got the carrot being dangled of the Canelo fight, like I had against Zach Parker. That adds pressure, you know that is potentially next, so you have to go out there and produce, so it’s down to him now. I’ve had my shot at Canelo, I doubt I’ll get another one if I beat Munguia, but that is the aim, to be in the biggest and best fights possible.
“I rate him, I think his record is not padded but he’s been well maneuvered, his last fight with Sergiy he showed some vulnerabilities, he’s made a trainer change to Freddie Roach and that might be a good thing, it might not be, we’ll see. I know what he brings to the table, he throws a lot of shots, and he throws them with bad intentions, but that’s when I think I can capitalize on him,” Ryder added.
“Sergiy gave him all the problems in the world last time, it came down to the last round and he put him over and the scorecards showed that. So, I hope the fight is judged fairly, I get a fair roll off the dice and that’s all I can ask for,” Ryder concluded.
John Ryder is 32-6 as a pro and coming off a decision loss to Canelo Alvarez back in May.
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