Former world championship challenger John Ryder is clearly not done with fighting the big names in the middleweight division.
The Brit lost his last bout against WBA super-middleweigh champion Callum Smith via close decision. Jacobs who is a former IBF world middleweight champion defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in his last outing, returning to winning days after he was defeated by Canelo Alvarez last summer.
“The fight that I really want is the rematch with Callum, but I know that Chudinov is now in the mandatory position,” said Ryder. “In order to get myself back there, then why not someone like Danny Jacobs in New York. He’s a great fighter, and I want to test myself against the best.
“It took me a couple of weeks to watch it back, and when I did, I still had it to myself by a few rounds, even being ultra favorable to Callum Smith in the close rounds. I still feel that at worst, it was a draw.
“I don’t want to harp on about it, and my problem isn’t with Callum or any of his brothers, they’re all lovely people, it’s the judges and the scorecards. It half makes a mockery of the sport. Sometimes you get a dodgy scorecard, but I feel that three was a bit wrong.