Advertisement
Advertisement

Ryan Rhodes Set To Face Khomitski, No Plan To Retire

Former European junior middleweight champion Ryan Rhodes says he has no intention of retiring any time soon. The 34-year-old returns to the ring on the 26th of November to take on Ukrainian Siarhei Khomitski at Magna in Rotherham. The Sheffield southpaw failed in his attempt to land the WBC world title when he was stopped in the 12th round by Mexican Saul Alvarez in Guadalajara back in June. Rhodes hopes victory over 37-year old Khomitski this month will put him in contention for another shot at the European title next year.

Rhodes told BBC Radio Sheffield: "I've got goals in sight. I'm number one [challenger] for the European title and I'm still enjoying the game. I'm loving it. I enjoy getting to the gym and training with the lads."

But the two-time British title holder knows he has to overcome a tough opponent in Khomitski. Rhodes saw the Ukrainian end the career of his friend and former adversary Jamie Moore. The Salford fighter quit at the end of the sixth round at the MEN Arena in 2010 and later announced his retirement from boxing.

""He's a tough, tough fella," Rhodes said. "Really I'm fighting the guy who retired Jamie Moore."

Tags: Ryan Rhodes image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment/View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Hearn: Haye Not on Anthony Joshua's Radar For Next Three Fights Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel Gabe Rosado To Face Antonio Gutierrez on June 4 at StubHub Abril-Belmontes, Foreman-Davis Doubleheader on June 3 Golovkin's Promoter Hits Back at Mayweather's Trash Talk Shane Mosley-David Avanesyan Full Card Set Down AIBA President Confident Pro Fighters Will Compete in Olympics Haye: I'll Be Careful Early, But Then I'll Drop Briggs and KO Him Kevin Satchell Returns on June 4th as Part of Smith Liverpool Bill Photos: Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Reunite On Stage in Las Vegas Briggs Feels Haye in Decline: He Was a Better Fighter Before Liam Smith: IF Canelo Returns To 154, He's Perfect For Me! Ricky Burns: Michele Di Rocco Won't Know What Hit Him! Oscar De La Hoya, Mario Lopez To Get in The Ring For Charity Makabu: Not Going The Distance, I'm Knocking Tony Bellew Out! Berto Tabs Golovkin Over Canelo, Wants To Fight The Winner Roach Downs Mayweather-McGregor, Wants Lebedev-Glowacki Cuellar Confident of Mares Win, Tabs Santa Cruz Over Frampton Hearn Blasts Khan, Says Brook Fight is 'Gone' Jorge Linares is Ready: I'm Going To Fight Anthony Crolla Next! Lemieux Interested in Canelo Fight - But NO Catch-Weight No More Delays: All-Star Boxing Gets Day in Court Versus Canelo Shannon Briggs: I'm Knocking David Haye Out Cold in a Round Blackwell: I'd Love To Land Final KO Shot on Jaw of Eubank Sr! Haye Admits Precautions Needed To Prevent Briggs Presser Brawl Francisco De Vaca Puts Away Gustavo Molina in The Eighth Kay Prospere: I Couldn't Have Asked For Worse Preparation McGregor Heading To UFC Return, Not Floyd Mayweather PPV Joseph Parker-Solomon Haumono in Talks For Showdown "Fighting Words" - Making Peace Doesn’t Guarantee Making Fights Amir Khan: If Brook Stays With Eddie Hearn - Fight Won't Happen! Felix Verdejo Looks at Dropping To 130, Targeting World Title WBA: Lebedev vs. Shumenov in 120 Days, Winner Faces Dorticos Imre Szello Scores Knockout of Hamza Wandera in Four Malignaggi: McGregor Can't Even Beat Peter Cards in The Ring
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement