ondon will host its first major fight of the year on Saturday night when Daniel Jacobs goes toe-to-toe with John Ryder.
The Alexandra Palace welcomes two truly exciting super-middleweight fighters as Jacobs takes on hometown hero Ryder just a few miles north of his birthplace in Islington.
The winner looks set to be catapulted into a title-contending position within the WBA, which could well provide a much-needed shot in the arm for both men after a relatively slow time of things of late.
Jacobs could return to the big fight scene with a victory having not fought since his fairly dubious win over Gabriel Rosado in November 2020, while Ryder is offered the chance to make a statement on home soil.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight.
Jacobs vs Ryder fight card/undercard in full
Daniel Jacobs vs John Ryder
Johnny Fisher vs Gabriel Enguema
Ellie Scotney vs Jorgelina Guanini
Felix Cash vs Magomed Madiev
Hopey Price vs TBA
Jordan Reynolds vs CJ Wood
Cyrus Pattinson vs Evgenii Vazem
Ammo Williams vs Javier Francisco Maciel
Jacobs vs Ryder date, start time, venue and ring walks
The fight will take place at the Alexandra Palace in London on Saturday February 12, 2022.
While the ring walks for the main event are likely to start from around 10pm GMT, the card gets underway from 7pm GMT.
How to watch Jacobs vs Ryder
TV channel: The event will be broadcast live on DAZN in the UK.
Live stream: Those who subscribe to DAZN will be able to watch it through the live stream their app provides.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.
Jacobs vs Ryder prediction
The temptation is to go for Ryder on home soil but Jacobs’ pedigree, even with his long lay-off in mind, is too good to ignore.
Jacobs to win on points.
What they’ve said
Jacobs: “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: “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.”
Jacobs vs Ryder weigh-in
Both men will weigh-in during the final fight press conference which begins at 1pm GMT on Friday February 11, 2022.
Jacobs vs Ryder betting odds