|Real name||Ryan Rhodes|
|Rated at||Light middleweight|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
20 November 1976 |
|Wins by KO||31|
Aged 20 years, he defeated another Sheffield boxer Paul "Silky" Jones with a technical knock out in the eighth round to become the youngest post-war holder of the British title. He went on to win the belt outright in a record time of 90 days with wins over Peter Waudby and Del Bryan.
On 18 April 2008, Rhodes knocked out Gary Woolcombe 37 seconds into the 9th round to regain the British light middleweight title, 11 years after he first won it. He defended his title for the first time as the main event on the Hayemaker Promotions boxing show in Sheffield. His opponent was Jamie Coyle, whom he defeated by a unanimous decision.
Rhodes was due to defend his British light middleweight title against the Londoner Anthony Small at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on 28 March 2008, but withdrew because of an illness during his training camp.
He defeated Jamie Moore in the seventh round of their European title fight on 23 October 2009. He defended the title again on 21 May 2010 at home against the Italian Luca Messi, with a technical knock out in the sixth round.
Rhodes announced his retirement from professional boxing on 4 September 2012.
Professional boxing record
|46 Wins (31 knockouts, 14 decisions), 5 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Loss||45-5||Saúl Álvarez||TKO||12 (12)||2011-06-18||Arena VFG, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco||WBC light middleweight title on the line.|
Title last held byAdrian Dodson
|WBO Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Champion
July 18, 1998 - November 28, 1998
|WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Champion
November 28, 1998 - July 17, 1999
Lost bid for interim world title
- "Boxing from spice boy to man of the world", timesonline.co.uk (subscription required)
- British Boxing.net:Bravery and Brutality in Sheffield
- "Rhodes On Verge Of Third World Title Shot"
- "Rhodes eyes WBC title", Sky Sports
- Dom Howson, "Sheffield’s proud Ryan Rhodes regret as he finally hangs up his gloves", Sheffield Star, 5 September 2012