Ryan Rhodes

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Ryan Rhodes
Statistics
Nickname(s) Spice Boy
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 8 12 in (174 cm)
Nationality British
Born (1976-11-20) 20 November 1976 (age 40)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire,
England
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 52
Wins 46
Wins by KO 31
Losses 6

Ryan Rhodes (born 20 November 1976) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1995 to 2012. He held the British light-middleweight title twice, from 1996 to 1997 and in 2008, and the European light-middleweight title from 2009 to 2010. Additionally he challenged for the WBO middleweight title in 1997, and the WBC light-middleweight title in 2011.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]

On 13 December 1997, Rhodes stepped up a weight division to middleweight to challenge the American Otis Grant for the vacant WBO title but was defeated by a unanimous decision.

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.[2]

Since then he has defeated Vincent Vuma of South Africa to win the WBC International light middleweight title and in doing so obtained a ranking in the top ten in the world.[3]

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 lost his WBC light middleweight challenge bout against Canelo Álvarez with a technical knockout in the twelfth round on 18 June 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.[4]

Rhodes announced his retirement from professional boxing on 4 September 2012.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
52 fights 46 wins 6 losses
By knockout 31 4
By decision 15 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
52 Loss 46–6 Sergey Rabchenko TKO 7 (12), 2:54 16 Jun 2012 Manchester Velodrome, Manchester, England For vacant European light-middleweight title
51 Win 46–5 Sergey Khomitsky PTS 8 26 Nov 2011 Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, England
50 Loss 45–5 Canelo Álvarez TKO 12 (12), 0:48 18 Jun 2011 Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico For WBC light-middleweight title
49 Win 45–4 Rocky Junior TKO 2 (8), 2:28 4 Dec 2010 The Palace Hotel, Manchester, England
48 Win 44–4 Luca Messi TKO 6 (12), 1:09 21 May 2010 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Retained European light-middleweight title
47 Win 43–4 Jamie Moore TKO 7 (12), 2:35 23 Oct 2009 Bolton Arena, Bolton, England Won European light-middleweight title
46 Win 42–4 Janos Petrovics TKO 7 (8), 1:07 25 Apr 2009 Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
45 Win 41–4 Vincent Vuma UD 12 15 Nov 2008 The O2 Arena, London, England Won WBC International light-middleweight title
44 Win 40–4 Jamie Coyle UD 12 20 Sep 2008 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England Retained British light-middleweight title
43 Win 39–4 Gary Woolcombe KO 9 (12), 0:37 18 Apr 2008 York Hall, London, England Won British light-middleweight title
42 Win 38–4 Manoocha Salari TKO 4 (10), 0:40 5 Dec 2007 Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, England
41 Win 37–4 Olufemi Moses TKO 2 (6), 1:22 13 Oct 2007 Metrodome, Barnsley, Wales
40 Win 36–4 Paul Buchanan TKO 1 (8), 1:29 3 Jun 2007 Metrodome, Barnsley, Wales
39 Loss 35–4 Gary Lockett UD 12 8 Jul 2006 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales For WBU middleweight title
38 Win 35–3 Jevgenijs Andrejevs PTS 8 1 Jun 2006 Metrodome, Barnsley, England
37 Win 34–3 Hussain Osman RTD 4 (8), 3:00 25 Oct 2005 Guild Hall, Preston, England
36 Win 33–3 Alan Gilbert TKO 2 (6), 1:58 16 Jul 2005 Bolton Arena, Bolton, England
35 Win 32–3 Craig Lynch TKO 3 (6), 0:55 3 Jun 2005 MEN Arena, Manchester, England
34 Win 31–3 Peter Jackson PTS 6 22 Apr 2005 Metrodome, Barnsley, England
33 Win 30–3 Tomas Da Silva TKO 4 (6), 2:46 16 Apr 2004 Penningtons Nightclub, Bradford, England
32 Win 29–3 Scott Dixon PTS 8 12 Mar 2004 Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England
31 Win 28–3 Peter Jackson PTS 6 11 Dec 2003 York Hall, London, England
30 Win 27–3 Alan Gilbert TKO 5 (6), 0:43 25 Jul 2003 Sports Village, Norwich, England
29 Win 26–3 Paul Wesley KO 3 (6), 2:00 16 Apr 2003 Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England
28 Loss 25–3 Lee Blundell TKO 3 (10), 2:53 16 Mar 2002 York Hall, London, England For vacant WBF (Federation) Intercontinental middleweight title
27 Win 25–2 Jason Collins PTS 4 27 Oct 2001 MEN Arena, Manchester, England
26 Win 24–2 Yuri Tsarenka PTS 6 21 Jul 2001 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England
25 Win 23–2 Howard Clarke PTS 6 16 Dec 2000 Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England
24 Win 22–2 Michael Alexander PTS 6 21 Oct 2000 Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
23 Win 21–2 Ojay Abrahams PTS 6 16 May 2000 Spectrum Arena, Warrington, England
22 Win 20–2 Eddie Haley TKO 5 (8) 15 Jan 2000 The Dome Leisure Centre, Doncaster, England
21 Loss 19–2 Jason Matthews KO 2 (12), 0:28 17 Jul 1999 The Dome Leisure Centre, Doncaster, England For vacant WBO interim middleweight title
20 Win 19–1 Peter Mason TKO 1 (8), 3:00 27 Mar 1999 Storm Arena, Derby, England
19 Win 18–1 Fidel Avendano TKO 1 (12), 2:16 28 Nov 1998 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title
18 Win 17–1 Lorant Szabo TKO 8 (12), 2:51 18 Jul 1998 Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-middleweight title
17 Loss 16–1 Otis Grant UD 12 13 Dec 1997 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England For vacant WBO middleweight title
16 Win 16–0 Yuri Epifantsev TKO 2 (8), 2:53 11 Oct 1997 Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England
15 Win 15–0 Ed Griffin TKO 2 (12), 2:04 2 Aug 1997 Metrodome, Barnsley, England Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental light-middleweight title
14 Win 14–0 Lindon Scarlett TKO 1 (8), 2:54 12 Apr 1997 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England
13 Win 13–0 Del Bryan KO 7 (12), 1:54 14 Mar 1997 Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, England Retained British light-middleweight title
12 Win 12–0 Peter Waudby KO 1 (12), 1:58 25 Feb 1997 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England Retained British light-middleweight title
11 Win 11–0 Paul Jones TKO 8 (12) 14 Dec 1996 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Won vacant British light-middleweight title
10 Win 10–0 Del Bryan PTS 6 14 Sep 1996 Concord Sports Centre, Sheffield, England
9 Win 9–0 Roy Chipperfield TKO 1 (6) 25 Jun 1996 Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
8 Win 8–0 Martin Jolley TKO 2 (8) 11 May 1996 York Hall, London, England
7 Win 7–0 Martin Jolley KO 3 (6), 0:40 26 Jan 1996 Hilton Metropole, Brighton, England
6 Win 6–0 John Duckworth TKO 2 (6), 2:41 20 Jan 1996 Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
5 Win 5–0 Mark Lee Dawson PTS 6 10 Nov 1995 Moorways Leisure Centre, Derby, England
4 Win 4–0 John Rice TKO 2 (6) 15 Sep 1995 Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
3 Win 3–0 Chris Richards PTS 6 6 May 1995 Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet, England
2 Win 2–0 Seamus Casey KO 1 (6), 1:52 4 Mar 1995 Forum, Livingston, Scotland
1 Win 1–0 Lee Crocker TKO 2 (6) 4 Feb 1995 National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Ensley Bingham
British light-middleweight champion
14 December 1996 – December 1997
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ensley Bingham
Vacant
Title last held by
Quirino Garcia
IBF Inter-Continental light-middleweight champion
2 August 1997 – December 1997
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Akhmet Dottuev
Vacant
Title last held by
Adrian Dodson
WBO Inter-Continental light-middleweight champion
18 July 1998 – 28 November 1998
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Anthony Farnell
Vacant
Title last held by
Lorant Szabo
WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion
28 November 1998 – 17 July 1999
Lost bid for interim world title
Vacant
Title next held by
András Gálfi
Preceded by
Gary Woolcombe
British light-middleweight champion
18 April 2008 – July 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Anthony Small
Preceded by
Vincent Vuma
WBC International light-middleweight champion
15 November 2008 – October 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Sherzod Husanov
Preceded by
Jamie Moore
European light-middleweight champion
23 October 2009 – September 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Lukáš Konečný
Honorary boxing titles
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Robert McCracken
Lonsdale Belt light-middleweight champion
14 March 1997
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