|Height||5 ft 8 1⁄2 in (174 cm)|
20 November 1976 |
|Wins by KO||31|
Ryan Rhodes (born 20 November 1976) is a British former professional boxer who fought at light-middleweight. He held the European title, the British title twice, and challenged once for a world title.
Rhodes took up boxing at a young age, training at Brendan Ingle's gym in the Wincobank district of Sheffield. At the age of 20, 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
|This section is incomplete. (February 2016)|
|46 Wins (31 knockouts, 14 decisions), 6 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Loss||46-6||Sergey Rabchenko||TKO||7 (12)||2012-06-16||Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom||EBU vacant (European) super welterweight title on the line.|
|Win||46-5||Sergey Khomitsky||PTS||8 (8)||2011-11-26||Magna Centre, Rotherham, Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
|Loss||45-5||Canelo Álvarez||TKO||12 (12)||2011-06-18||Arena VFG, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco||WBC light middleweight title on the line.|
Titles in boxing
Title last held byAdrian Dodson
|WBO Inter-Continental Light Middleweight Champion
18 July 1998 - 28 November 1998
|WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Champion
28 November 1998 - 17 July 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